Sheila O' Sullivan Appleby

May 4, 1930December 21, 2013
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Sheila O' Sullivan Appleby, of Old Lyme, passed away on December 21, 2013, at New London Rehab in Waterford.

She was born on May 4, 1930 in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Mary O'Sullivan.

Sheila came to the United States in 1950. She settled in Old Lyme in 1951 and married John H. Appleby Jr. on October 29, 1955. Mr. Appleby passed away on March 29, 2003. For many years she was employed in the hotel management field. Her last position was the owner and operator of the Appletree Restaurant in Essex.

She is survived by her daughters Mary Naehring of Old Lyme and Jacqueline and her husband Gordon Young of Oak Hill, VA; her sons William and his wife Caren Appleby of Clinton, Michael Appleby of Old Lyme, and Charles and his wife Jacqueline Appleby of Old Saybrook; her grandchildren, John and Kim Naehring; Charles Jr., Thomas, Brendan and Tyler Appleby; Caroline and Cooper Young. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her siblings Donald, Murty, Eileen, and Sr. Mary O'Sullivan, Bridget Long, and Elizabeth Kiernan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 28th at 10am in Christ The King Church, McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 26th, from 6pm - 8pm at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith La., Old Lyme. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her memory may be made to Old Lyme Ambulance Association; Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley or St Bernard's Endowment Fund. To sign the online guest book visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 28, 2013
  • Calling Hours Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sheila O' Sullivan Appleby

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Joe O'Sullivan

January 2, 2014

To Jackie and to the rest of the family.
Very sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep Aunt Sheila in our prayers.

Regina Erpenbeck

January 1, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember sheila as always being so sweet, with a beautiful smile, and a big heart! May she rest in peace!

December 29, 2013

To all the Appleby's - So sorry to here of the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your families.

Debby Wade

Patti Thomas

December 27, 2013

Jackie - The loss of a parent is never easy, and even though you weren't ready for your Mom to leave this life, she was. So when you think about her and talk about her, put on your happiest smile. Because you loved her and she loved you. There is no greater gift. Love, Patti

Joan Lindeen

December 27, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry we can't be there. We are remembering all of the happy times and laughs we shared. Chuck & Joan

December 26, 2013

Chuck and the entire Appleby family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of you mom. Although I never met her I can tell by the way she raised her son that she must have been a grand lady. Our paryers are with you and your family.

The DaCatos

Colin O'Sullivan

December 26, 2013

We were very sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Sheila. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time.

December 26, 2013

Mike, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our sincere sympathies and prayers are with you at this time of grief. Regards, Dan O'Connell and Barbara Parkinson

Judith Frascarelli

December 25, 2013

Bill, I know this loss is hard for you in many ways. Know that Art & I are thinking of you and Caren. Love, Judy xoxo

William Lussier

December 25, 2013

Chuck & Jackie: Our sympathies on the loss of Chuck's Mom. She seemed to be a talented, spirited woman, whom we know will be missed by many. Bill & Georgian