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Sheila T. Romano

May 31, 1963 - March 12, 2017

Sheila T. Romano, Ed.D., age 53, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 31, 1963 in Chicago, IL and grew up in Addison, IL. Sheila is survived by her loving mother, Arleen Heirty; her cherished siblings, Karen Stoker, Patrick Heirty and Martin Heirty; and her nieces and nephews, Evan Heirty, Brooke Stoker, Conlan Heirty, Michael Stoker, Lauren Heirty and Lucy Heirty. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven McKay, and her father, John J. Heirty. Sheila had a passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She started her career working with the Ray Graham Association, later became a Special Education teacher at Lisle High School and then served as the Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities for 17 years.

Funeral Information

 All Services are private. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville was entrusted with arrangements. 

Donations Information

Memorial Donations may be made to The Arc of IL for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 20901 LaGrange Rd., Suite 209, Frankfort, IL 60423.

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