Sheila Mary Lloyd (Murphy) Forman, 89, of Peace Dale, South Kingston, R.I., went to be with God at her Ocean Park, Maine, home on July 13, 2012.
She was born in Black Rock, County Louth, Ireland on Jan. 12, 1923.
Mrs. Forman was predeceased by her loving husband, Gerard H. G. Forman and her sister, Moira (Murphy) Long. Surviving members of her family are: (sister) Elizabeth Faith Murphy of Worthing, England; (sons) Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Lesley Smith of Cheshire, England, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. and Mary Forman of Litchfield, Connecticut, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. and Valerie Forman of Bryant Pond, Maine; (in-laws) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Monica Forman of Peterborough, N.H. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Mrs. Rachel (Smith) and Matthew Manktelow, and Laura Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. and Allyson Forman, USN, and Schuyler H. Forman; as well as great-grandchild, Harry Manktelow.
Mrs. Forman had nieces and nephews whose residences span the world: Mr. and Mrs. Laurence and Nicolette Wellington (Massachusetts), Ms. Vivien Grainger (Northern Ireland), Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Kristen Forman (Connecticut), Mr. and Mrs. Brian Long (Northern Ireland), Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Mary Long (Northern Ireland), Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Mary Long (Northern Ireland, and Ms. Lucinda Catford (Australia).
Mrs. Forman was married to Gerard H.G. Forman on Oct. 24, 1947 in Dundalk, Ireland. They met on a tennis date, and the two continued to play their beloved sport into their retirement. Mrs. Forman played tennis until she was 85 years old. She was also an avid sailor, skier, walker, golfer and swimmer. She enjoyed traveling; her journeys included the Czech Republic, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and many other countries. She was a vociferous reader and was a frequent member of local book clubs.
She attended nursing school at St. George's Hospital in London before and during World War II. She was an active member of St. John the Divine Church in Saunderstown, R.I., where she sung in the choir and played the hand bells. She was also an active member of the North Kingstown, R.I., PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) International Sisterhood Chapter. Mrs. Forman was active in the Ocean Park Association of Ocean Park, Maine, where she served on several committees, including the Ocean Park Tennis Association. She was an active member of the Edgewood Yacht Club, where she sailed in the women's “Hens” group.
The funeral service will be held at St. John the Devine, Saundrstown, R.I., on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will also be held; it will take place in Ocean Park, Maine, on Aug. 5 in Porter Hall at 2 p.m.