Rita Theresa Sheridan, 67, of Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born May 24, 1941 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa Cavanaugh Sheridan. Rita was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School.
Prior to her illness, she was employed by Trion Industries and Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company.
Rita was a good friend to many and always tried to help others in any way that she could.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Domkowski, Mary Derr and Betty Heiderbring; and brothers, Raymond and James Sheridan.
Rita was the loving mother of Thomas C. Sheridan of Wilkes-Barre, William T. Sheridan of Wilkes-Barre and Edward Gomulka Sheridan and his wife, Francine, of Clarks Summit; grandmother of Suzanne Hilty, Joshua and Christopher Sheridan and Emma Baines; sister of Regina Rowles, Agnes Hulsizer and Veronica Thieman; and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Rita’s life will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at McLaughlin Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today, 6 to 9 p.m.