Sheila Rondeau, 86, of Rutland, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Pines at Rutland Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Cambridge, England, the daughter of Francis and Voliet (Buttress) Cassidy.
She grew up in England, where she worked as a model.
She married Emile R. Rondeau on Jan. 31, 1948, and relocated to Rutland.
She was employed for many years as a seamstress by Linda Lee Fashion. Later she was employed by the state of Vermont as a secretary for the Department of Family and Children Services, where she worked for more than 20 years until her retirement.
She enjoyed reading and watching the television shows, “I Love Lucy” and “The Waltons.”
She was a longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and volunteered in the Thrift Shop for many years.
Survivors include a son, Peter Rondeau of Rutland; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Keery of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two brothers, Derek Cassidy of Camberly, England, and Timothy Cassidy of Cottenham, England; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Emile on Jan 1, 1984, a daughter Theresa Sheldon on June 11, 2011, and by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call on Monday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fuel Fund, 18 Lincoln Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.