In Memory Of

Sheila Henry (Carris) - Class Of 1972

AUBURN - Ms. Sheila Marie Henry Carris, 57, of 7040 Owasco Road, Auburn, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. A native and lifelong resident of Auburn, Sheila was born Feb. 24, 1953, the daughter of Marion Yukevitt-Henry and Joseph H. Henry. A 1972 graduate of Auburn High School, Sheila later continued her nursing education at BOCES where she achieved her LPN in nursing in 2006. Sheila devoted her life to helping others. Previous to her nursing career, she was involved in programs at the YMCA and St. Joseph's School. Her nursing career included being employed at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center, Northbrook Heights and Internal Medicine Associates of Auburn. Sheila was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Church. She volunteered as a Eucharistic minister for our local nursing homes celebrating Mass with the residents. Sheila also enjoyed spending countless hours with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Joseph (Kelley) Villano, Yvonne (Greg) Hassett, Michael (Chrissy) Villano II and Alysse Carris; grandchildren, Michael, Rocco and Alexa Villano, all of Auburn; brothers, Dick (Theresa), of Cortland, Butch (Cindy), of Geneva, Fla., and David (Karen), of Auburn; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John in 2007. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Catholic burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Lou Vasile at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Alphonsus Church. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Langham Funeral Home, 75 E. Genesee Street. Family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made in memory of Sheila to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, or to the American Cancer Society . To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at and click on obituaries.

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05/05/12 01:46 PM #1    

Monica Hoey D'Alberto (Crawford) (1972)

From Nancy Suertin

Sheila was my best friend - actually more like my sister - since fifth grade at St. Alphonsus. As the years progressed and we had our families, moved around the country or whatever, whenever we were in Auburn, we would pick right up as if we were never separated. Sheila was always my confidant (I didn't always take her advice, but I listened to her point of view). Sheila had an insight into people and she was usually right about whatever it was I was confiding in her - usually "man issues". I miss her terribly - our tea times, dinner together, walks at the lake and margaritas on the porch. 


05/05/12 01:47 PM #2    

Monica Hoey D'Alberto (Crawford) (1972)

Nancy - I remember Sheila from St. Alphonsus.  So sorry to hear of her passing...she was a very nice person.

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