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Sheila McCloskey

Sheila (Buckley) McCloskey, 82, Dubuque, Iowa and formerly Palm Bay, FL and New Rochelle, NY, went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2015 from her home at Oak Park Place.
Sheila was born and raised in Knockaclare, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland. In 1951, at the age of 18, she left home for America. She met and was married to John McCloskey for 56 years and together they raised seven children. Sheila enjoyed many years as librarian and teaching physical education and computers at Blessed Sacrament School and as a teacher’s aide at Jefferson Elementary School. In 2000, they moved to Palm Bay, FL where they enjoyed hosting family and friends. In 2012, Sheila moved to Dubuque, Iowa, whose landscape and friendliness reminded her of Ireland.
Sheila will be remembered for her wit, beautiful laugh, generosity and strong faith. She was a wonderful storyteller who could create a good time wherever she went. She loved her family, friends, a good book, a cup of tea and her native Ireland. She will be sadly missed.
Sheila is survived by her children, Kathleen (Matthew) Zanger, Dubuque, IA, Patricia (Joe) Madden, Palm Bay, FL, Daniel (Maria O’Connell) McCloskey and Sean (Denise) McCloskey, New Rochelle, NY, Maureen McCloskey, Mamaroneck, NY and Seamus (Margot) McCloskey, Chevy Chase, MD; her ten grandchildren, Mary, Jack, Danny, Amanda, Sarah, Bridget, Rita, Shane, Aidan and Ciaran; her siblings, Bridie Buckley, Dubuque, IA, Nora Carmody, Margaret O’ Mahoney and Pat Buckley of Co. Kerry Ireland, sister-in-law, Kathleen McCloskey, Co. Derry, Ireland; many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Sheila was predeceased in death by her daughter, Sheila Rose, her husband, John and siblings, Jack and Billy Buckley, Co. Kerry, Ireland and Dan Buckley, Milford, CT.
Visitation with family will be on Sunday, November 15th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Funeral Home, New Rochelle, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church, New Rochelle, NY at 10:30am on Monday, November 16th. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 95 Kings Hwy, New Rochelle, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 or at Thank you.

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