Margaret Mary (Sheehy) Carbone, 84, wife of the late William V Carbone of Rocky Hill passed away March 28, 2020 at home with her daughters present in person and on FaceTime. She was born in Listrim Spa, Ireland, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Brosan) Sheehy.
She came to America in 1953 by herself and worked at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington where she met her husband. In 1954 she married Bill and eventually the family moved to Rocky Hill in 1964, where she was an active member of the St James Roman Catholic Church. She worked at the Newington Children’s Hospital until her retirement.
Margaret lived an active and full life traveling to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Australia to visit her siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Irish American Club in Glastonbury where she could often be observed Irish step dancing (one of her passions). Her second passion was knitting, a self-taught skill that she excelled in. Hardly a day passed that she wasn’t knitting something beautiful for a family member or friend. She leaves behind her three daughters, Beatrice Swanson and her husband, John, of Florida; Valerie Carbone and her husband, Scott Malcolm of Tennessee; and Patricia Hegland and her husband, Thomas of Florida. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Cristina Covalt and her husband, Christopher, Brooke and Nichole Connor, Ashley and TJ Hegland, and Chelsea Malcolm; and 2 great-grandsons, Charles John and Sean William Covalt. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Dawson, of England and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Pastor Michael Guibord of Grace Communion International for visiting and praying with Margaret and her daughter, Valerie, and helping her with her transition.
Mindful of the current health restrictions, services will be private for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108. The Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home is serving her family. To share condolences with her family, please visit Farleysullivan.com.