James F. “Jim” Sheehan, 76, of Warwick, RI passed away unexpectedly with loved ones by his side on June 3, 2021. Jim was born on August 16, 1944 to Henry P. and Elizabeth Lillian (Kenyon) Sheehan in Providence, RI. A lifetime resident of Warwick, he attended Bishop Hendricken High School, proudly being part of their first graduating class.
After graduating high school, Jim attended Providence College and served in the RI Army National Guard. He started with John Hancock Insurance, but retired from Werner, Sullivan & Nilsson where he worked in sales for the majority of his career. Jim was a passionate gardener; you could always find him caring for his expansive yard (and pool!) at his home on Gainesville Drive. Jim was known for entertaining family and friends in that same yard, the outdoor cookouts were the thing he enjoyed most.
Jim was married to his beloved wife, the late Linda I. (Nardolillo) Sheehan, for almost 53 years. They lived in the Buttonwoods section of Warwick, where they raised three children: James Sheehan Jr (North Reading, MA), Kerri Sheehan (Warwick, RI), and Kathleen Linder (Andover, MA). In 2008, Jim welcomed a son-in-law, Brian Linder, to the growing family. Jim was pre-deceased by his brother, William H. Sheehan. Jim was always determined to care and provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything, and he was so proud of all of his children, as well as his five grandchildren: Corey Sheehan, James Sheehan III, Victoria Sheehan, Tyler Sheehan and Karaline Linder.
Anyone that knew Jim would agree that he was the most selfless spouse, father and grandfather (affectionately known as “Pop Pop” to the youngest Karaline) a family could ask for. He will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered.
His funeral was held on Tuesday, June 8, from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clement Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. To leave condolence messages, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com