Sheila Miriam Conte - Passed away on May 07, 2020

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Sheila Miriam Conte
  • Passed away on May 07, 2020

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Sheila M. Conte (Friedlander) of The Villages, Florida passed away at home surrounded by her
family on the morning of May 7th, 2020. Born February 3, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, Sheila was
raised in Kew Gardens, Queens and was a 1964 Graduate of Jamaica High School. Sheila spent
most of her life working and raising her family in Northern NJ. Sheila retired after a long and
distinguished sales career in 2009. In 2011 Sheila had moved The Villages, Florida where she
met the greatest friends she had ever known. Her loves included shopping, playing her weekly
mahjong games, volunteering at the ASPCA and her time with her many friends, family &
Sheila was predeceased by her father Morris Friedlander, her mother Frieda Sherman.
Sheila is survived by her husband of 39 years, Edward Conte, her son & daughter in law Mitch &
Barbara Kalmus Long Valley, NJ, her son, Cory Kalmus of Rochester, NY, her daughter & son in
law, Staci & Kevin Hohmann of Fords, NJ, her brother & sister in law, Howard & Elaine
Friedlander of Palm Desert, CA, along with 5 Grandchildren, Alexis Kalmus of Durham, NC
Jonathan & Madison Kalmus of Long Valley, NJ & Matthew & Sean Hohmann of Fords, NJ , her
niece & nephews as well as her beloved puppy, Winston.
Due to COVID-19 Funeral Services & Burial are Private. The family welcomes and thanks you for
your many condolences. In lieu of Flowers please consider a donation to Sheila’s favorite
charity in her memory.
Your Humane Society SPCA
994 Co Rd 529A
Lake Panasofkee, FL 33538
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  1. Janette Channing says:
    10 Sep 2020
    I just saw this today. I am in shock my dear friend. We spent so much time at Memorial Sloan together. You were my rock at that time. Even though we didn’t keep in touch often, I will miss you. Love and blessings to your family.

  2. Sharon Parker lit a candle:
    17 May 2020
    Lit since May 17, 2020 at 5:21:30 AM

  3. Joan Domme says:
    13 May 2020
    My prayers to the entire family. Sheila was a great, fun lady and will be missed. Great effort to all the family for traveling here.

  4. Louise Goldberg says:
    12 May 2020
    Ed - You supported her, attended every appointment for treatment and hope. You held your home together - giving Sheila peace of mind, as you both lamented about the possibility of an adverse outcome. You bathed her, comforted her, looked out for her nutrition and well being. You helped her protect your children and grandchildren for fear their lives would be unnecessarily interrupted. You cared for Winston seamlessly without missing a beat. You kept up your routines as best you could with the ever present burden of worry on your mind. You vowed to honor her wishes of living without physical pain - and you did your very best. You encouraged her to enjoy her friends as much as she could and wanted to. You showed all of us your beautiful expression of love for our dearest friend, Sheila. You showed her respect. You treated her with dignity and love. You slept and wept at her bed until she was ready to leave this world. You cared for your best friends body respectfully as it was removed from your home to that of her final caregivers. She was a huge Ed fan. Find peace in that! She loved you, shielded you and understood you. So many chapters of love and transition in 39 years of marriage. You were her superhero. So, so sorry for this huge loss.

  5. Linda Perry lit a candle:
    12 May 2020
    Lit since May 12, 2020 at 5:35:02 PM

  6. Roz Wenrich says:
    09 May 2020
    So very sorry for your loss. Sheila was a very sweet person and will be missed.

  7. Mary Nelson lit a candle:
    09 May 2020
    Lit since May 9, 2020 at 5:42:24 PM

  8. Louise Goldberg posted an image:
    09 May 2020
    The light of the moon formed a cross and star in the sky in the early morning hours before Sheila crossed over this life to the next. Forever in my heart.
    The light of the moon formed a cross and star in the sky in the early morning hours before Sheila crossed over this life to the next. Forever in my heart.

  9. J Brahms- Butler says:
    08 May 2020
    She was an amazing woman....growing up she made me feel so responsible- asking me to babysit the boys. She was so good to me! She always like girl talk (maybe because she was surrounded by boys!).....
    And her & my mom used to laugh... and play mahjong...... that’s my favorite memory- hearing her & my mom laugh.

  10. Jim and Marilynn lit a candle:
    08 May 2020
    Lit since May 8, 2020 at 5:00:20 PM

  11. Melodi Alessi lit a candle:
    08 May 2020
    Lit since May 8, 2020 at 5:58:53 PM

  12. Verena ward says:
    08 May 2020
    I will miss Sheila on Mondays at the shelter walking dogs and chit chat. She was a stylish Lady indeed and had the most fun laugh. No longer in pain ... soar high Sheila. Take care of God's four legged furry friends high above

  13. Jane Mouradjian says:
    08 May 2020
    Sheila, was the most kind hearted person I could know.
    She and her husband Ed walked the dogs at the shelter for years and were loved for all they did.
    Sheila will be missed by so many. Love to you

  14. Helen Schuster says:
    08 May 2020
    Sheila was one of the first people I played Mahjong with when we moved to The Villages 8 years ago. She will be missed

  15. June and Gary says:
    08 May 2020
    Dear Ed and family
    We send our deepest felt condolences on the passing of your wonderful wife Sheila, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother.
    Your neighbours and friends of the Southwood Villas will miss seeing her walking Winston. She had a love of life, people and animals that shined through her very being. Sheila had such a sense of Life, an innate sense of style, it was this that first brought her to our attention. Our first memory of her was this stylishly dressed woman walking her dog in the afternoon. As we got to know her it was her love of a good laugh that made us seek her out at the different gatherings.
    Take care
    June and Gary

  16. Valerie lit a candle:
    08 May 2020
    Lit since May 8, 2020 at 5:36:18 PM

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