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In Memory of

Sheila Habarta

July 25, 1923 - November 18, 2016

Obituary


Sheila Murphy Habarta, 93, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 in Mandeville, Louisiana with her family at her side.

She was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland to Terence Murphy and Anne McGeough Murphy. Sheila was a "war bride" having met her husband Al at a golf club during WWII. They married and moved to Bryan, Texas. Later they lived in Wyoming, Louisiana, Nigeria, Denmark and Ireland before returning to Bryan to retire.

Sheila was an avid golfer most of her life playing well into her 80s. She also enjoyed playing tennis,...

Sheila Murphy Habarta, 93, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 in Mandeville, Louisiana with her family at her side.

She was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland to Terence Murphy and Anne McGeough Murphy. Sheila was a "war bride" having met her husband Al at a golf club during WWII. They married and moved to Bryan, Texas. Later they lived in Wyoming, Louisiana, Nigeria, Denmark and Ireland before returning to Bryan to retire.

Sheila was an avid golfer most of her life playing well into her 80s. She also enjoyed playing tennis, bridge, gardening, and loved watching college football.
Sheila volunteered for over 30 years as a Pink Lady Tuesday afternoons at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. She was a member of the St. Joseph Women's Guild, St. Joseph Ladies Choir, the Briarcrest Golf Club and Ladies Golf Association, and was a member of the KJZT.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Al; and daughter, Lisa; as well as brothers, Desmond, Terry, and Maurice; and a sister, Philomena.

Survivors include her son, John Terry Habarta of Bryan; and daughter, Veronica Lalonde of Madisonville, Louisiana; two sisters, Yvonne Magennis and Mona McCauley, both of Ireland. Sheila has eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren with the most recent great-grandson just born in October; along with numerous nieces and nephews living in Ireland, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Scotland.

Services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with Reverend Monsignor John A. McCaffrey presiding. Graveside burial will be private. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday prior to services.

Pallbearers will be, Jason & Korben Goldstein, Norris & Austin Bergeron, John & John Bradley Strickland and Joseph & Jace Todaro. Honorary pallbearers will be, David Wood, Bob Nagelhout, and Lochlann Magennis.

Family extends special thanks to Notre Dame Hospice, Christy, RN and Pam, aide, for their tender loving care in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas.