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
Or you can donate online at: http://www.yhsspca.org
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.
And her & my mom used to laugh... and play mahjong...... that’s my favorite memory- hearing her & my mom laugh.
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
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.
June and Gary