PEACHTREE CITY, GA - Sheila Abreu Threadgold lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by the love of her 3 daughters, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Many thanks go to the compassionate care she received at the Ashley Glen Senior Living and Memory facility and Compassus Hospice.
Her steadfast spirit is carried on by her three daughters, 7 grandchildren, brother, and an extended family along with many fine friends. We were so blessed to glean so many valuable pearls of wisdom from Sheila during her 74 years. Among many are…”If wishes were horses, than beggars would ride”, always make your bed, don’t ever drive over 70 mph, always have a full tank of gas, your hair looks much better when it’s short, every woman should have a slush fund.
Sheila was born on November 19, 1943 in Taunton, MA to her now deceased parents, Ferdinand and Mary Abreu. She graduated from Taunton High School and later in her adult life, received a bachelor of arts degree in social work from UMass Boston. Sheila enjoyed a position as administrative assistant for the Bourne State Police, for many years before retiring. She was beloved by every trooper in the barracks, as she provided a compassionate ear to anyone who was in need, she would lovingly hem, alter, and mend their uniforms when needed, and give the motherly ‘what for’ when warranted, as well.
One of her greatest passions was music. Sheila had the sweetest singing voice and she sang and cantored with the choir at Christ the King Parish in Mashpee. She would sing whenever she had the chance, at the kitchen sink doing dishes with her daughters, teaching them harmonies, to her grandchildren, carrying them around while practicing her latest piece, at family dinners when the suggestion of an old song would arise. Another of her greatest passions was her love for animals, sometimes more than her family. She would take in any stray that needed a loving home and then they were the luckiest pets on earth.
Anyone who knew Sheila will always remember her large, dark brown, sparkly eyes, as they seemed to see into your very soul. She was the most generous person of heart and would give you her right arm even if her left one was gone. She was beautiful, selfless, stubborn, giving, and thoughtful, but most of all, loving.
Sheila will reunite with her late, but feisty husband, Giles Threadgold. She is survived by a family who will forever miss her: Jill Taloumis (husband Christopher, children Tess and Eli), Kristin Nunes (children Jacob and Morgan), Terri Phifer (husband Scott, children Benjamin, Isabella, and Joshua), brother Robert Abreu (wife Kathy, children Melissa, Ian, and Nicholas), along with extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10AM, at Christ the King Parish, 3 Job’s Fishing Rd., Mashpee, MA. Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne, MA. The family will greet friends from 4:00-7:00 pm on May 10, 2018, at the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave., Mashpee, MA. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in memory of Sheila, to the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, at www.mightycause.com/organization/Alzheimer-S-Family-Support-Center. All caregivers will benefit. Thank you.