Edward M. Sheridan, 82 of Getzville, NY formerly of Batavia, died June 10, 2011 at Hospice of Buffalo. He was born October 12, 1928 in Schenectady, NY. to the late Edward F. and Margaret (Connolly) Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan was a retired Senior Parole Officer at Albion and Attica Correctional Facilities where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 1985. Previously he taught history and science in the Worcester Central School System. He earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Albany and his masters at the University of Buffalo. He was an Army Veteran being stationed in Korea from 1946 to 1947. A member of Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332, an avid outdoorsman who loved animals, American history, antiques, and the Rollins Pond in the Adirondack’s. He was also a member of the Adirondack Council. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Batavia for over 44 years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Dorothy R. (Boisvert) Sheridan of Getzville, two sons Edward D. (Cathy) Sheridan of the state of Washington, Daniel P. Sheridan of Colorado, two daughters Nancy (Steve) Siegel of Buffalo, and Patricia Vargo of Batavia. One sister Margaret Goggins of Delaware, 9 grandchildren, one great grandchild survive along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday June 14, 2011 from 6 to 8 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in Resurrection Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will take place in Grand View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 West Main Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or Hospice of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.
Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.