EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 29, 2012

Sheila C. Gurka, 83

Methuen — Sheila C. (Gibbons) Gurka, 83, of Methuen died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Sheila was born in Lawrence on May 14,1929, to the late Andrew and Winifred (Gauthier) Gibbons.

She was a graduate of Lawrence High School and Bryant McIntosh School of Business. Sheila was employed as a nurse and office manager for her late husband, Dr. Joseph Gurka, until his passing in 1995.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. The widow of the late Dr. Joseph P. Gurka, Sheila is survived by her five sons, James Gurka of Methuen, Steven Gurka of Methuen, Dr. Gary Gurka and his wife, Ann of Watertown, Dr. Joseph Gurka of Methuen, and Robert Gurka and his wife, Judy also of Methuen. She is also survived by her cherished granddaughter, Jessica Gurka, of Methuen. Also among her survivors are several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: All are invited to a Funeral Mass being offered on Saturday, December 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church, Merrimack Street in Methuen. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.

There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Conte Funeral Home of North Andover. To offer online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com