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Kathleen Helen Sheridan
October 4, 1936 - December 22, 2017
Funeral and Cremation Services
Kathleen Helen (Carrington) Sheridan, 81, died December 22, 2017,
at the Riverview Healthcare Community after a long illness. Born in Providence, Kathleen was the daughter of the late George and Mary W. (Hart) Carrington.
After graduating St. Xavier Academy, Kathleen worked as a stenographic reporter for the state of Rhode Island prior to the birth of her first child. After her children had more or less grown, Kathleen worked in retail, most notably for the Outlet Company and the Irish Cottage.
In 1963 Kathleen had a son, David, who was later diagnosed with Autism. Typical of the era, she was advised to institutionalize him and forget he ever existed. Kathleen refused and despite great personal cost to herself, afforded David a better life than he would have had in institutionalized care. Kathleen was tireless in attempting to get him help, although in the end his condition prevailed.
Kathleen is survived by three sons, Kevin P. Sheridan of Warwick, David M. Sheridan of Cranston, Christopher J. Sheridan of Norwell, MA, a daughter Kathleen A. Hanbury of West Yarmouth, MA, and several grandchildren. Kathleen was the mother of the late Timothy J. Sheridan.
Kathleen is also survived by a sister, Mary W. Denton, of Vista, CA and a brother Joseph B. Carrington of Pawtucket. Kathleen was the sister of late Edward G. Carrington and Barbara A. Carrington.
Services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a future a date yet to be determined.