June 11, 1938 - June 9, 2021
Sheila R. (McGovern) Meservey, 82, of Lawrence passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Cedar View Rehabilitation in Methuen. Born in Lawrence, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rita (Donahue) McGovern. Raised in Lawrence, Sheila was a graduate of St. Mary High School, class of 1955. Sheila worked as a lunch lady for the Lawrence School Department. She became a homemaker tending to her family’s needs first and foremost. She was dedicated to her family and her loved ones. Sheila spent forty seven years as an Avon consultant. She also loved vacationing and dancing the night away, especially at the Irish Village on the Cape, swimming, boating, playing the organ, and mostly spending as much time possible with her loved ones, especially with her grandchildren and later great-grandchildren. Sheila will be remembered to have taught her family what it means to love, have love, and be loved. She had a heart of gold. She is predeceased by her siblings, Mary Wilson, Francis O’Neil, and Charles. Sheila is survived by her beloved husband, Norman F. Meservey; adored children, Susan Garfield and her husband, Luis, Norman Meservey, Jr. and his wife, Francine, Robin Meservey, John Meservey, Paul Meservey and his wife, Lori, Julie Zajchowski and her husband, Ted, Jane Martinez and her husband, Peter, and Michael Meservey and his wife, Courtney; siblings, Ann Neel and her husband, Dick, Jane Perocchi and her husband, Chuck, Debra McGovern, Nancy Hajjar and her husband, Tony, Terry McGovern, John McGovern and his wife, Janet. In addition she leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces/nephews, and extended family. At the request of the family all services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Meservey family.
Sheila R. (McGovern) Meservey, 82, of Lawrence passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Cedar View Rehabilitation in Methuen. Born in Lawrence, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rita (Donahue)... View Obituary & Service Information
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