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Sheila Theresa Ivain

October 14, 1961 — December 3, 2023

Torrington, Connecticut

Sheila T. Ivain, 62, of Torrington CT, died in the comfort of her home Sunday afternoon December 3, 2023.

She was born in Torrington CT on October 14, 1961, the daughter of Stephen & Deirdre (Gordon) Ivain. A lifelong resident of Westside Road, Sheila was a 1979 graduate of Oliver Wilcott Technical High School earning the superlative of Best Dressed. She also graduated from Northwest Connecticut Community College, Post College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She had a varied career including working as a financial counselor with the State of Connecticut, as a pharmaceutical company representative, and as an insurance service agent.

Sheila was a vibrant character who was a devoted friend to many, travelled widely, and enjoyed attending to her large flower gardens and her cats. Her gardens are filled with beautiful exotic flowers and plants of all kinds. A devoted daughter, she cared for her mother for several years for which her family will be eternally grateful.

She attended many public events, taking pictures for many organizations and causes; her photos always showed people embracing in friendship and kindness. She loved to celebrate birthdays and holidays with family & pets and loved to lavish gifts on all. Even the pets would appreciate her visits (and toys). Her yard was also a wildlife sanctuary that would be visited by deer, bears, crows, and strays of all kinds. Once a rabbit followed her home from a walk.

She is preceded in death by an infant brother Thomas and her father Stephen. Sheila leaves her mother Deirdre Ivain, a brother Robert and wife Madhvi Ivain of Mauritius; and brother Stephen and wife Philippa Howe Ivain of Torrington; four nieces, Phoebe, Jennifer, Jessica, and Deirdre Ivain; two nephews, Joshua and Michael Ivain as well as many relatives in Connecticut and Ireland.

Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday Dec 15th at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington. The Divine Liturgy of Resurrection will be held on Saturday Dec 16th at 10 a.m. at St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington. Relatives and friends are asked to meet directly at St. Maron’s Church. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington.

Memorial donations can be made in Sheila’s name to Community Kitchen of Torrington or a charity of your choice. Donate online at https: torringtonsoupkitchen.com/creating-impact/ or mail to Community Kitchen of Torrington; PO Box 852, Torrington CT.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Sheila Theresa Ivain, please visit our flower store.

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