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Obituary for Sheila J Leone (Schurman)

Sheila (Schurman) Leone unexpectedly departed this life on 10 August 2022 at the all too young age of 68, leaving behind fond memories with every person who was fortunate enough to know her.

Her absence created a void in this world that will be impossible to fill. Nothing can replace her warmth, smile, and caring nature.

Sheila came to the United States from Nova Scotia as a toddler and eventually made her home in Weymouth, MA, where she spent the majority of her younger years. It was in Weymouth she met Joseph Leone, the man who would say “I do” and spend the next 44 years testing her patience. Her patience never broke and the two of them raised two children - Joseph A. Leone Jr. and Kimberly S. Beck. Kimberly and her husband John were kind enough to grace Sheila with a wonderful grandson, John Jr.

Sheila and husband Joe traveled extensively during their marriage, much of it courtesy of the U.S Air Force, and were fortunate to live in what became Sheila’s favorite place, England. Many trips were made throughout the years back to Jolly Old England to visit friends. It was the place Sheila felt most comfortable.

For the past 29 years Sheila and Joe resided in Sykesville, MD. They were only supposed to be there 3 years. My, how time flies. In order to survive Joe being home all the time after his retirement, Sheila ran a one-person Bookkeeping business located in a spare room in the house, far away from Joe. It was instrumental in reaching that 44 years of marriage mark.

In addition to her immediate family, Sheila leaves behind a sister, Elayne Watts and her husband John of Rogue Bluffs, ME and a nephew, Scott Watts and his wife Sydney, of Wahoo, NE.

Her departure came much too soon in life. The plan was for her and Joe to walk hand in hand for many years to come and to travel many new roads together. Sadly, it was not meant to be. However, the roads they traveled together up to this point were shared dreams with happy memories.

Services for Sheila will be private. It’s requested all who knew her take a moment and remember some way in which she put a smile on your face.
Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A. Online condolences at