Sheila Thorp (nee Ferguson) of Westhampton, formerly of Rockville Centre, died on Friday, March 15. She was 83.
She is survived by eight children, William and his wife Sandy, John and his wife Patricia, Michael and his wife Sharon, Jane Mathews, Mary Thorp, Edward and his wife Maura, Jeanne Raichle and her husband Paul, and David and his wife Ellen; and 13 grandchildren, Steven, Jessica, Laura, Kelly, Melissa, Kevin, Matthew, Julia, Brendan, Gillian, Aidan, Esther and Ruthie. She is also survived by a sister, Jane Murphy; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William; a son, Robert; her parents, Edward and Esther (née Wood) Ferguson; a sister, Joyce Ferguson; a brother, Edward Ferguson; and son-in-law, Steve Mathews.
The family received friends at the Follett and Werner Funeral Home on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach on Monday, March 18. A funeral Mass was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Quiogue on Tuesday, March 19. Interment will take place at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance, 3 Hazelwood Avenue, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.