Monday, December 15, 2008

Leora A. Sherlock

Leora A. Sherlock

PhotoSHERLOCK, LEORA A., 88, of Robert St., Pawtucket died, Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John F. Sherlock, Jr. They had been married 62 years.

Mrs. Sherlock was born in Valley Falls, the daughter of the late Percy Delos and Margaret Jane (Crawford) Balkcom. She had lived most of her life in Pawtucket.

Besides her husband Mrs. Sherlock is survived by her children, John F. Sherlock, III of McLean VA, Lauren A. Petrucelli of Duxbury MA, Matthew P. Sherlock of Seekonk MA, Mark P. Sherlock of Pawtucket, Moira Walker and Lisa M. Roberts of Swansea, MA, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Leora A. Costa.

Mrs. Sherlock was a graduate of Cumberland High School and the Rhode Island College of Education. She taught in Cumberland before her marriage. She was a member of the Veridames of Providence College, the St. Joseph's Mother's Club and the Mercy Mount Mother's Club. Mrs. Sherlock enjoyed golfing, painting, and traveling.

Her funeral will be Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. The calling hours for Mrs. Sherlock will be Tuesday 4-7 p.m. in the funeral home. For directions and guest book signatures, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leora Costa Scholarship Fund, 593 Eddy St, Providence RI 02903.

Originally posted online at the Providence Journal (Projo) website.

No comments: