Robert W. Sheddan, 89 of Plainville, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Broken hearted, he is now reunited with the love of his life Elizabeth, who predeceased him 5 weeks ago.
Robert was born in Knoxville, TN on March 22, 1932, where he was raised and educated alongside his five siblings. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, proudly serving his country during the Korean conflict. It was his military service that led him to meet his wife and best friend Elizabeth upon his discharge in Presque Isle, ME; and together they would share the next 66 years full of love, laughter, world travels. They raised a loving family of four, and were devoted grandparents to six adored grandchildren. Robert was a diesel mechanic by trade, and enjoyed his retirement years through his volunteerism and dedication to his senior community. A member of the Plainville Housing Authority Board of Directors, he enjoyed participating in the Senior Center happenings and was a familiar and friendly face as the BINGO caller. He dedicated much of his time feeding the less fortunate through Foodshare events and driving the bread delivery truck for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Keeping his Air Force pride throughout his life, he was a plane enthusiast, making frequent visits to air shows and museums, and was a longtime member of the VFW and American Legion. Remembered for his kind heart and sharp mind, he leaves his family with priceless memories and endless stories.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Bea) Sheddan, Barbara (Cliff) Ackerson, Carol Lewis (Joe Mas), and Diane (Ronald, Jr.) Shoneck; grandchildren David (Meghan) L’Heureux, Jr, Brian (Amy) L’Heureux, Robert (Danielle) Ackerson, Elizabeth Ackerson, Ronald Shoneck, III (Emily Mohan), and Kelly Shoneck (Ben Logan); Michael Sheddan II, and four great-grandchildren, Harper, William, Cooper and Ryleigh. He was predeceased by his siblings, Charles, Thomas and Louis Sheddan, Virginia Bailey and Jean Wesley, and leaves his sister-in-law Sue Sheddan and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Robert may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, PO Box 233, Plainville, CT 06062 or through venmo @plainvillefoodpantry or to Foodshare at www.foodshare.org
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Robert’s life on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Committal and military honors will be held privately at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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