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Sheila Jane Acciardo

December 2, 1941 November 29, 2020
Sheila Jane Acciardo
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Sheila Jane Acciardo (Loughnane)
Our loving mother and grandmother died peacefully in her home in Cranston, Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon, November 29, 2020 at the age of 78. She was the daughter of Dorothy (Creamer) and William Patrick Loughnane of County Longford, Ireland. She was the granddaughter of Amelia M. (Althof) and Major Frank D. Creamer, the oldest survivor of the Spanish American War.
Sheila was a beautiful woman inside and out who treated everyone with kindness. She enjoyed baking, knitting, gardening, and spending quality time with her loving family and friends around the country. She had been battling ovarian cancer since 2015 and each year looked forward to walking with her family in the Ovarian Cancer Walk in Rhode Island.
Sheila was a 1959 graduate of St. Xavier’s Academy in Providence, RI. She lived and worked in RI, MA, CT, and NY. Along with the Girl Scouts of America, Sheila had a love for the insurance industry, enjoying a long and successful career working for Fireman’s Fund, William C. Field Agency, Security Group, Daniels Agency, and Starkweather & Shepley. She worked her way up from 1959 until 2010 when she retired. She was a proud member of the National Association of Insurance Women and President of the Insurance Women of Greater Danbury, CT for two terms.
Loving mother of Raymond John Acciardo, Jr. of Dallas, TX; Heather Marie Basso of Huntington, NY; Pamela Christine Buckley of Wellesley, MA; and Kelli Jane Acciardo of Stamford, CT. Loving grandmother of Adrian and Francesca Acciardo; Olivia and Benjamin Buckley; and Mia Basso. Salvatore, we will always love you.
Sheila leaves two sisters: Maureen Sullivan of Warwick, RI and Margaret Wages of Terrell, TX; and one brother, Donald Loughnane of Warwick, RI.She was the former wife of Raymond John Acciardo, Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00am at Saint Paul Church located at 30 Warwick Avenue, Cranston, to which relatives and friends are invited. The Mass will be lived streamed at Please click the facebook link. Private burial immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rhode Island Ovarian Cancer Alliance, or Women & Infants Hospital,
“Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!”

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