Martha Ellen Sheehan - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Martha Ellen Sheehan

May 6, 1953 - October 31, 2023

Martha Ellen Sheehan, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Born in Fulton, NY on May 6, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Robert Francis and Maria (Mitchell) Loveless. Martha was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School as well as SUNY in Oswego, NY, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in music.

Martha was creative and curious, she was a pianist, artist, and teacher. She was an avid tap dancer and found peace in the garden. Her favorite space was near the ocean, and she could also be found exploring the marshes for her latest treasure. She had an amazing spirit of adventure.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her siblings, Elizabeth Stine and George Robert Loveless. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Kevin Michael Sheehan; children, Bartholomew “Bart” Shaughnessy and Fiona Shaughnessy; sister, Mary Edna Wuertenberger (husband Alan); several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, 2 grand nephews; and many dear friends.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be held next spring at Little Plains Beach, Southampton, Long Island, date and time to be determined. Interment will be held privately.


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  • My sister was a shining light in this world. We were barely a year apart, and although distance throughout our adult lives, could separate us, we were blessed to have her with us along with her beloved husband, Kevin for the last five years.

    Rest in peace, comfort, and joy. I’m holding you in my heart.