1949 – 2022
Woodstock – Sheila (Stilu) Gough, 72, of Rocky Hill Rd, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband Rowland, her sister Tami, cousin Marlene and granddaughter Cheyenne by her side on the morning of Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was born on April 28, 1949 in Putnam CT, the daughter of the late Demitri and Myrtle (Chickering) Stilu.
Sheila attended Nichols College and went on to graduate with an associate degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She worked for American Optical for 38 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Putnam VFW Albert Breault Post # 1523. She enjoyed cooking, going to the casinos, traveling to New York City and wintering in Port Charlotte, FL with her husband. Sheila was a very caring woman and loved her family and her dogs. She also enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and going to the beach with her family, however, most of all, she enjoyed terrorizing her husband.
In addition to her husband, Sheila is survived by her son, Keith Herrick of Lebanon; her sister, Tami LaBelle and her husband Arthur of Thompson; her grandchildren, Kaine Herrick, Cheyenne Herrick, and Kyle Herrick; her niece, Angela LaBelle; and her nephew, James LaBelle. She was predeceased by her son, the late Tige Herrick, and her brother, the late Danny Stilu.
A private graveside service will take place at West Thompson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hartford Healthcare Hospice, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT, 06109. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.