Sheila (Gentile) Grover, 53, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in her childhood home in Wilbraham, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield, Sheila attended Wilbraham schools and graduated from Minnechaug Regional High School in 1986. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Emerson College in Boston. Sheila had many talents. She became nationally ranked traveling across the country as part of her college debating team. She loved to travel. She spent a semester touring Europe and visited India, Greece and Canada. After college, Sheila pursued her career in the entertainment business, working in Boston and eventually New York City. She worked her way up to Costume Supervisor for many movies and television shows, included many years at Law and Order, Criminal Intent. Her final employment was as Supervisor for Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This earned her two Emmy nominations as part of the Costume Team headed by Donna Zakowska. Eventually Sheila settled in Richmond, RI, close to the beaches that she loved so much. Sheila was active in the Richmond, RI community where she was elected to the School Committee. She is survived by the “Light of her life” and her greatest accomplishment, her 12 year old daughter Emma Jane Grover, her devoted parents; Michael and Alice (Rohan) Gentile of Wilbraham, husband Steven Grover of Richmond, RI, brother Michael Gentile and his wife Sharon of Wilbraham, beloved step daughter Sasha Emmens and her husband Jordan and granddaughter Millie, all of England, step daughter Nicole Grover and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Sheila’s family would like to thank her “Mrs. Maisel work crew” who never forgot her during her battle with cancer. Also, the caring staff at South County Cancer Center, especially Dr. Taber. Services for Sheila will be private and at the convenience of the family. Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the “Emma Grover Benefit Fund,” c/o Monson Savings Bank, 100 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095.
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