Sheila Joy Pailes, 69, died March 8, 2019 at her home in Fremont, NH from complications of COPD. She was born February 2, 1950 in Mapleton, ME., daughter of the late Christine (Thomas) Swiger.
Sheila grew up between Maine, West Virginia, and Haverhill Mass. She married Kenneth A. Pailes in Haverhill, MA and enjoyed 36 years of marriage before his passing. Sheila worked in several shoe factories in Haverhill, MA. and helped out with her husband's leather business. She was also employed for many years with Dunkin Donuts, mainly on Winter St. in Haverhill during the days when the donuts were made on site. Sheila worked both as a baker and as a waitress there. She lived in Haverhill, MA for most of her adult life and had enjoyed the last 15 years living with her daughter in Fremont, NH. Most enjoyably, the family did spend some time living on a boat in the Bahamas.
Sheila's sense of humor was nothing short of hilarious. She loved telling jokes, even the kind younger people shouldn't probably hear. And it was the time that she spent with her grandchildren and family, bringing happiness and love that will be remembered and cherished the most by them. Sheila also enjoyed playing the card game "45's", was often found with her nose in a sodoku book, and would rarely be seen without a fishing pole in her hands as well as waking her daughter up at 4am to go fishing.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 3 brothers, Richard Swiger, Michael Swiger and Stephen Swiger.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie Pailes-Lindeman and Timothy Lindeman, her "Bonus Daughter", Tracey Lee (Pailes) McNulty, 6 grandchildren, Jordyn Pailes, Kassadi Pailes, Kylee Pailes, Anthony Rapa, Austen Lindeman, Annie McNulty, 1 great-granddaughter, Aubree Pailes, bonus Grandkids Kyle & Aaron Izzo, her big brother and sister-in-law, Gene Swiger and Alice Swiger, sister, Dian Landon, her best friend for over forty years Sally (Dusombre) Hardy as well as several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Epping, NH.
There will not be further services scheduled.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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