July 23, 1940 - November 18, 2019
Sheila E. (Murray) Garofalo, 79, of Revere, Massachusetts, died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 18, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Born July 23, 1940 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, she is predeceased by her parents, William and Mae (Bransfield) Murray of Roxbury, Massachusetts; her eight brothers; and her late husband of 39 years, Domenic “Buzzy” Garofalo, a retired Captain of the Revere Fire Department. In 1958, she graduated vocational school with a certificate in hair styling. She and her late husband, Buzzy, met while they were both working at Filene’s department store in Boston and married shortly after in 1960. Sheila was a devoted wife and loving and caring mother. Selfless almost to a fault, she cared more than anything for the well-being and happiness of her loved ones. A proud and meticulous homemaker for most of her life, after raising her children, she worked several years as an aide at the former Atlanticare Nursing Home in Revere where she relished every moment lending a helping hand or bringing smiles to the faces of the residents. A bingo enthusiast and talented knitter and crocheter, her true passion in her later years was her grandchildren. She was a delightful cook especially of Italian cuisine and loved celebrating Sunday dinner with her family. While always there to listen and help in any way she could, she never complained about her own problems even in the face of serious illness. Sheila is survived by her three loving sons and their spouses, Kenneth and Linda of Revere, Chris and Julie of Norwood, New Jersey, and Phillip and Kim of Lynnfield; her five adoring grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Domenic, Nathan, and Sophia; and her caring brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Elaine Dzik of Palm Harbor, Florida. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Thursday, November 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be held for Sheila on Friday, November 22nd at 9:00 a.m. at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass at Saint Anthony’s Church in Revere. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.