Sheila C. Creighton

Sheila C. Creighton

July 02, 1957 ~ November 21, 2021

Date of Viewing:
November 26, 2021


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Sheila Clare Creighton, 64, beloved wife of Jack Creighton, passed away peacefully at her home in Vero Beach on Sunday, November 21, 2021, surrounded by loving family.

Sheila was born on July 2, 1957, in Brighton, Massachusetts to Thomas F. Finneran and Mary Lou [Risch] Hanlon.  She was a sweet, beautiful child born into a large, spirited family with whom she enjoyed – and has often recalled – the many jaunts to ‘the apple farm’, science museums, Crane’s Beach, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, and the many historical places that MA has to offer. She loved to sing, dance, and was always a pleasure to be around.

Following her own path, after graduating from Walpole High, Sheila ventured to Florida and soon joined a lively crew on a cruise ship with whom she sailed the Caribbean waters for a couple of years. Her adventurous spirit soon guided her to Vero Beach, where her mom and Tom Hanlon resided, and it took only a short time for her to embrace this seaside town and realize it was where she wanted to call home.

Sheila took classes in cosmetology, enjoyed dance classes, and began to develop her culinary skills. She worked at local establishments along the beach where she began to meet people and foster wonderful, meaningful friendships that have endured for many years.

And then she met the love of her life: Jack Creighton.  Together they created an exciting, artful lifestyle and in 1992 were married in a beautiful seaside ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. They have lived together in a loving relationship for many years here in Vero Beach.

Sheila thoroughly enjoyed her employment opportunities. Most recently she worked as a ‘workshop facilitator’ at Career Source Research Coast in Vero Beach assisting folks with re-employment. Her boss recently asserted that “she dedicated herself to the serving of her clients and giving them the opportunity to better themselves in not only their professional advancement but was always there for them long after that workshop ended. Her positivity was the best of us and no matter how bad her day was, she would never show it or complain about it.”

Sheila was a caring, thoughtful person who shared her joy readily with others. She loved her home, her dog, Truman, her butterfly garden, old movies, ballet, the opera, and conjuring up creative meals for others to enjoy. But most of all, she loved Jack, her family, Jack’s family, and her many awesome friends.  She was a kind, bright star…and will be missed terribly.

A Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, 1655 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Viewing:
November 26, 2021


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Ron Barnett - Friend

November 24, 2021, 7:14 pm

A real beauty lost to soon. My sincerest condolences to Jack and the Finneran family

Carol and Harry Carson - Friends

November 26, 2021, 11:19 am

A sweet friend and beautiful soul we will miss forever

Julie Archer - Friend

November 26, 2021, 4:43 pm

Condolences to the Creighton & Finneran family. Sheila was taken way to soon. She had a vitality for life and a smile that lit up the room. She won’t be forgotten.

Trixi & Bob - Friends

November 26, 2021, 4:49 pm

So very sad my dear friend, Sheila Claire. Thinking of the many priceless memories and adventures we were so very blessed to share together throughout the years sending you love to heaven above my forever friend. Xoxo Trixi … Condolences and prayers to the Finneran/Creighton families. So very sorry for this tremendous loss. Bob and Trixi

R. Scott Creighton - Brother-in-law

November 26, 2021, 7:10 pm

You’ve captured the “light” that was Sheila. Charming, generous and always positive, she lived a full life and inspired those who knew and loved her. We mourn this day and will hold her memory and the sound of her endearing chuckle close to us.

Betsy Bradley - Friend

November 26, 2021, 8:02 pm

I am blessed to have had Sheila as a very good friend. We had many, many laughs together and a few sad times.I will surely miss her and will be thinking of her often . My condolences to Jack and the Finneran Family. May God keep you and Sheila in this loving care.

Bart - Friend

November 26, 2021, 8:31 pm

God bless you Sheila and your entire family and family of friends. Whether it was Chicago or Vero Beach, many good times and great laughs were had as your adventurous spirit was always present and ready to go. Bart

Cynthia Rose - High school

November 26, 2021, 9:46 pm

I’ve thought Sheila over the years and she not being on FB I never had the chance to reconnect, just to say hi and see how that bright smile was doing. I’m so very sorry to all who loved her bright energy.

Keria Dreisbach-Taylor - Coworker

November 26, 2021, 10:33 pm

Many prayers and blessings to the family….I did not have a chance to get to know Ms. Sheila well but the short times I crossed paths or phone calls I experienced her sweet spirit. May she rest in her creator’s everlasting Kingdom With love, the PSL Career Source Family

Holly Samson - Aunt Merna's niece

November 27, 2021, 12:02 am

I had the pleasure of spending time with Sheila during Holidays and get-togethers with my Aunt Merna. Sheila was a vibrant, lovely girl with such a warm heart, and oh, the beautiful dishes she could whip up!! I was saddened to learn of her illness and passing. I will always remember Sheila for the kind, loving niece she was to Aunt Merna, and dedicated, supportive wife she was to her husband, Jack. Sheila will be greatly missed.

Janie Lanier Montaquila - Old Friend

November 27, 2021, 1:57 pm

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Sheila was a wonderful person and one that I have many great memories with her from our school days! My heart felt condolences to Mimi, Nancy, Gail and John and the rest of the Finneran family.

Julia Mitchell and the Sprague Family of Walpole - Childhood Neighbor

November 28, 2021, 9:35 pm

Sheila was our neighbor in Walpole Ma and the two families spent a lot of time together. We had lost touch but those days are still etched in my mind and, more so, in the minds of my siblings. We are all so very sorry to hear of her passing and know that she will so truly be missed. Love to all the family members and hope that her memory keeps you smiling through this difficult time.

Dave Sprague - Neighbor, Walpole, Massachusetts

November 29, 2021, 12:45 am

Blessed be, Sheila, and thank her for sharing her glowing light with this world. Once, so very long ago, Sheila’s neighbors of Fisher Street, shared the pastures, meadows and forests behind the adjacent homes. Now, we send the Finneran family our blessings and prayers in hopes of allowing sorrow to be accompanied by the warmth of all that met and knew her.

Doug Sprague - Neighbor

November 29, 2021, 1:13 pm

Always the smiling and inquisitive one in any group of kids on Fisher Street. Sheila never gave up, never looked back, never let life’s troubles get her down. I will always remember that wonderful smile and eager, positive way about her. The world has become less bright for her passing.

Jo Ann Sprague - Neighbor, Walpole, MA

November 29, 2021, 2:45 pm

The Sprague Family will always remember the days lived on Fisher Street, with the Finneran Family as our neighbors, as some of the best days of our lives. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss of Sheila. Jo Ann Sprague-Neighbor, Walpole, Massachusetts.

Susan Sprague Walters - childhood neighbor

November 29, 2021, 3:40 pm

Sheila was my best friend for many years when were very young (five and up) and growing up in our large families on Fisher Street in Walpole, Massachusetts. And when we approached our teenage years, I remember us dancing in circles with our girlfriends at Blackburn Hall. When I think of Sheila, I think of her pretty smiling face and her eyes always filled with fun. She was a true and loyal friend, a very humble person, with lots of love in her heart. Although we lost touch some time ago, I will always think of her as a best friend. My love to the family.

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