In Memory of Sheila M. McGinty
March 28, 1932 - October 22, 2021
Resided in New Hartford, NY
Sheila M. McGinty, age 89, of New Hartford, and formerly of Boston, MA, died on Friday, October 22, 2021, at her residence.
She was born March 28, 1932, in Utica, NY, the daughter of the late Vincent R and Mary McIntyre McGinty. She was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and furthered her education at Mount St. Agnes College. She would later graduate with honors from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
Sheila’s professional life began in Utica with General Electric where she managed classified documents in the military electronics department. After relocating to Boston, she was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital and held a range of administrative and supervisory positions until retirement.
In Boston, Sheila enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her Beacon Hill condominium. Just outside her door, she was an enthusiastic guide to boutique restaurants, shops, and historical sites.
Sheila lived steps from work and embraced her neighborhood and a metropolitan life.
To her young nephews, she was a devoted and loving aunt; a beautiful presence – positive and always encouraging.
Sheila’s Catholic faith was central to her character and values; she worshipped at St. John the Evangelist Church in New Hartford. She was a member of the B-Sharp Music Club of Utica.
Sheila is survived by her nephews Brian J. McGinty and his wife, Robin, of Flower Mound, TX, and Anthony C. McGinty, and his wife, Michi, of Pasadena, CA. She was predeceased by her eldest nephew, Vincent C. McGinty, in 2018 and her brother, Vincent J. McGinty, in 1977.
The funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.