Anne Shealy

Anne Garnett Shealy

September 5, 1922 - October 13, 2019
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Anne Garnett Shealy was born in Cumberland County, Virginia on September 5, 1922, the daughter of Robert Edmund Garnett and Grady E. Garnett.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas A. Shealy, Jr., her brother Alan Garnett, and her half-brother, Robert Garnett.

She is survived by her two sons; Dr. Thomas Andrew Shealy III and his wife, Heidi of Stratham, New Hampshire, and Dr. Douglas Alan Shealy and his wife, Diane of Rowley, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Thomas Andrew Shealy IV of Chelsea, Massachusetts, Stacy Allison Shealy of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Andrew Douglas Shealy and his wife, Lisa Herzl of North Andover, Massachusetts, and Gregory Alan Shealy of Melbourne, Florida; and one great grandson, Gideon Herzl Shealy, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shealy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1943 from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. After graduation, she was recruited to become a “code girl” at Arlington Hall in Washington, DC, where she worked decrypting Japanese codes during World War II. She met her husband, who was working as an Army cryptanalyst during these years and they were married in 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Shealy enjoyed dividing their time between Chelmsford and Indialantic, Florida for many years. They also enjoyed playing bridge together and were excellent bridge players. Mrs. Shealy was a founding member of the Chelmsford Garden Club. She was a member of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Florida, and Vesper Country Club in Massachusetts.

Private Services will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Alda Butler

Posted at 03:40pm
Our deepest condolences to the family of Anne Shealy. We enjoyed her company over the past 12 years and looked forward to her return to Florida each Fall. She had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor and we will miss our Friday nights at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, musical productions at the Cocoa Village Playhouse, and dinner parties at home.
John and Alda Butler

stanley wolnik

Posted at 08:45am
It was so long ago but we can never forget our wonderful neighbors and friends - the Shealy's. We raised our boys together with joy and great fun. Tom and Doug we are very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Our prayers are with you. May she rest in peace. Stanley and Vera Wolnik


Posted at 06:47pm
She was a lovely person, a joy to set and visit. It was our pleasure to know her. She will be missed, Gerald and Joy Hussey

Lynn Marcella

Posted at 02:59pm
So sorry for your loss! I remember Anne fondly from events through the Chelmsford Rotary Club that she would attend with husband Tom. Always a smile and a pleasure to chat with. Lynn Marcella

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