Sheila R. Hunter, 70, Bristol


Mrs. Sheila R. (Marshall) Hunter, 70, of Buttonwood Street, Bristol, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Richard W. “Rick” Hunter, her husband of 48 years. 

Born in Fall River, Mass., and raised in Thomaston, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Tavares) Marshall. Sheila was a graduate of Thomaston High School, class of 1964. A resident of Bristol for 48 years, she was an administrative assistant for Victoria’s Creation, formerly in Warren, for more than 15 years, retiring in 2002. Sheila loved cooking, reading and trips to casinos. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Alisha M. Hunter (and her fiancé Daniel Joslyn) of Tiverton; a sister, Donna L. Amaral of West Greenwich; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Marshall.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation in celebration of her life on Monday, Feb. 20, 4-7 p.m. in the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 South Mayflower Ave., Suite 400, Monrovia, CA  91016 or online at 

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