Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SHEILA O'NEILL | Her Daughters and Grands

L to R: Liadain (Lili), Ailise, Catrine and Roisin
O'Neill, at Catrine's famed pink wedding, July 18, 1992.
October 4, 2017–Sheila Marlin O'Neill (1939-2017) is the first of the six children of Hilda van Stockum and Spike Marlin to join her parents in the next life.

She was the third daughter in the family, sandwiched between the two boys – a rose between two thorns.

In The Mitchells trilogy, Sheila's fictionalized name was Angela.

Sheila's 23-acre 63-room High Elms Manor and school in Garston, Herts., was the focus of a Ruth Watson Country House Rescue series, largely about how the upkeep of the large estate could be made sustainable, i.e., generate enough money to pay for the cost of maintaining it.
Front row,  L to R: Catrine, Lili and a Friend.
Second row, L to R: Alice, Roisin, Sheila.

High Elms Manor developed new events and programs with the help of Sheila's four daughters.

The plan worked and the Manor and Manor Montessori School have been spruced up. I was impressed with what had been done there last year when I was there.

Sheila is now gone, and the daughters are in charge of the funeral for their mother. It will be on October 13. I plan to be there with three other siblings, Sheila's four daughters and seven grandchildren. For those attending the funeral or trying to keep track of the family from a distance, I have prepared he following simplified family tree as a start on appreciating this fruitful branch of the Marlin family.

Death Notice, October 4, 2017, Hemel Hempstead Gazette

O'Neill, Sheila. Passed away on 25th September 2017, aged 77 years. Principal of Marlin Montessori School, Berkhamsted, Herts. Funeral service to take place on Friday 13th October at 1.30 pm at St Saviour's Church, Abbots Langley, followed by a committal at West Herts Crematorium at 3.20 pm. 
Flowers may be sent to: High Elms Manor, High Elms Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 0JX, UK. Phone: +44 1923 663875.
If you would like to donate to the family's chosen charity please write a cheque to Save The Children and post it to the funeral director's address: James Peddle Ltd., 10 Moneyhill Parade,  Uxbridge Road,  Rickmansworth WD3 7BE.

See also: Visit to Watford . Sheila's Death

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