William F. Sheehan (Frank), 77 years old, passed away Tuesday, February 7,2017 in Carrizozo. Frank was born in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland on January 22,1940. Frank immigrated from Ireland in 1957 to Connecticut where he lived for 10 years before joining the United States Air Force in 1967. During his military service he served in Vietnam as well as doing several tours overseas. He married Beatrice Najar in 1967 and they traveled the United States together. Frank retired from the Air Force in in 1983 and moved to Carrizozo. He then worked for the United States Postal Service and retired in 2003.
Frank was known for his Irish wit and honesty. He was the proudest of his three children and grand-daughter and shared this often with whomever would listen. He was also extremely proud of becoming a citizen of the United States.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Catherine Sheehan; brothers, James, Walter, Patrick and Colman Sheehan; sisters, Kathleen Culver, Rose Vozzola, Philomena Sheehan and Georgina Regan.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Beatrice Sheehan; three children, Kelly Zamora and her husband Duane Zamora, two sons, Kevin and William (Billy) Sheehan and one granddaughter, Sydney Zamora; sisters, Antoine Sheehan of Midleton, County Cork, Ireland and Marie Considine of West Hartford, Connecticut.
Rosary service will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Santa Rita Catholic Church in Carrizozo, New Mexico with the funeral mass to follow at 10:30 A.M. Military graveside will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery in Carrizozo.
Pauline hagenAbilene, TX
We extend our sincere condolences to the entire Sheehan family. In this sad time may you find strength from our heavenly Fathe's promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death by means of a resurrection and death will be no more, Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28. Then 77 years will be only a few. What a wonderful time that will be!
May this precious hope that awaited us, the love of family and friends, bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.
Payne FamilyRuidoso, NM
Bea, Kelly, Kevin, and Billy I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you!
Clarica Carpenter BaumInman, SC
So sorry to hear of his passing. You are all in my prayers.
Sidonie CarpenterBoiling Springs, SC
Your dad was a very special person the few times we got to be with him he brought the best in everyone,may God hold him in his hands.The Hernandez family is hurting with today,but you know he is in a better place. We love you and God bless you and your families .
Leo & Merlinda. HernandezLas Cruces New Mexico, NM
Beatrice, Kelly, Kevin and Billy,
I am so sorry to hear about your husband and Dad. I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you and hold you all close together in this hard time.
Liz, Tony, Brea, Trevanen and Orlando Christopher.
Elizabeth Baca JohnsonAlamogordo, NM
Kelly I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know he is in a much better place than we are and he is happy, full of joy, and at peace. Prayers are coming your way to keep you strong and your family.
Ginger TateRuidoso, NM