Sheila Ellsworth

Sheila R. Ellsworth (Drew)

Tuesday January 5, 1954 - Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Sheila R. (Drew) Ellsworth, 65, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2019 surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Ernest R. Drew and Marguerite (McMahon) Drew Stirk.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, Michael Ellsworth and their children: Tara (Ellsworth) Hamond and her husband Jeremy of Dunstable, MA; Erin Ellsworth of Framingham, MA; and Colleen Ellsworth of Shrewsbury, MA. She also leaves cherished grandchildren Felicia and Alexis Hamond; sisters Patricia (Drew) LeSage and her husband Roy, Kathleen (Drew) Fletcher, Gayle (Drew) Shivick and her husband Tom, Barbara Stirk, and Margaret (Stirk) Cusella and her husband Joe; Maureen (Ellsworth) Sargent, Timothy Ellsworth, Sheila (Ellsworth) Cummings and her husband Russell, Kate Ellsworth; many nieces and nephews; and best friends Sue Bergstrom and Anne Olivari.

Sheila was born in Marlborough, MA on January 5, 1954. She was a lifelong resident of Northborough and graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1972. After high school, she attended Fitchburg State College where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. She was a longtime employee of Digital Equipment Corporation and New England Recreation Group.

Calling hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 28th at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. Sheila's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St, Northborough. Private burial will happen at a later date.

Sheila was a lover of animals and her dogs especially brought her so much joy. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Sterling Animal Shelter, 17 Laurelwood Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 or a contribution to a charity of your choice. To share a memory or condolence, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday June 28, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday June 29, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00am
    St Rose of Lima
    244 West Main St
    Northborough, MA 01532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: ANIMAL SHELTER INC.


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Jeanne black

Posted at 08:40pm
Erin, Colleen & your family....our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. We hope your memories will keep her with you always
❤️ Chuck & Jeanne Black

Raffaella DeGruttola

Posted at 12:48pm
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Posted at 12:17pm
So very sorry for your loss! Hold on to the memories! Love, Marilyn and Doug Doran
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Lia Terenzi & Steve Douillette

Posted at 07:50am
Colleen, Erin & the whole Ellsworth Family, Our sincere condolences. Sending you all love.
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