Sheila A. Russell, retired nun and healthcare records administrator with the Brockton VA Medical Center, died November 26 at the John Scott House in Braintree at the age of 77.
She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Order of St. Catherine of Siena. She graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Education and from Emmanuel College with an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling. As a nun, she taught and administered at St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet and the Dominican Academy in Fall River. She also worked as a rehabilitation aide and resident chaplain at Norwich State Hospital in CT.
In 1985 she received her Certificate of Health Information Management from Northeastern University. She worked at the Brockton VA and the Jamaica Plain VA in medical records until her retirement this year. She enjoyed traveling and singing.
She was the daughter of the late James F. and Ruth (Nazer) Russell. She was born December 13, 1941.
Sheila is survived by her siblings Ruth Russell Lanza of Schwenksville, PA, Patricia A. Russell of Hull, MA and James M. Russell (Sharron) of Kingston, MA. She is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 28th at St. Ann's Church at 11AM, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, MA. Friends and family are all invited.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sheila's name to the American Stroke Association at www.Stroke.org Family requests that NO flowers be sent.