Boxford, MA — Cathy Christine Habeeb-Sheehan, 44, of Boxford, formerly of Merrimac, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge with her husband, Timothy P. Sheehan, and family by her side. She suffered bravely a long battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia and was a patient at Dana Farber, Boston, MA.
Born in Methuen, on September 15, 1969, she was the daughter of Maria "Tina" C. (Romanat) Habeeb of Andover, Robert "Bob" G. Habeeb and stepmother, Judi Habeeb of Salem, NH. She was a graduate of Presentation of Mary Academy, Class of 1987 in Methuen and Northeastern University, Class of 1992. She was a Sales Executive for Hewlett Packard and a fitness instructor at Latitudes Sport Club in Salisbury for many years.
She treasured her time with her children, family and friends. She had a passion for living a full and healthful lifestyle.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she is survived by her children, Ethan, Nicole and Audrey Sheehan of Boxford; two brothers, Christopher Habeeb and wife, Lisa, of Concord and David Habeeb and wife, Christine, of Haverhill; her nephew, Nick and her niece, Jenna; great-aunt, Mabel Beshara; step-siblings, Kim Verstraete, Chuck Smith and Vinnie Gallucci; in-laws, Kay and Tom Sheehan, and Mike and Bonnie Sheehan; along with many extended family members and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Green Street, Newburyport. By request of the family, there will be no calling hours and burial services will be private. The family is requesting that flowers be omitted and donations in Cathy's memory be made to Friends of Cathy Sheehan, One West Main Street, Merrimac, MA 01860. All proceeds will assist local area children in their pursuit of joining sport and fitness programs. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport (www.paulcrogers.com).