Sheila Carroll Hall


Sheila Carroll Hall died unexpectedly at Falmouth Hospital on Nov. 20. She was 82.

Sheila was born in New York City on Sept. 28, 1933, to Helen Carroll and Paul Mahoney, and grew up in the Bronx. She married Gerald Hall in 1956, and they were married for 54 years. They made their home in New Jersey, later retiring to North Carolina, Arizona, and finally The Villages, Florida. After Gerry’s death in 2010, Sheila moved to the Vineyard to be near her daughter before settling into assisted living at Heritage at Falmouth.

Sheila and Gerry traveled extensively in their later years. Sheila was a gifted knitter. She loved music and dancing, life and people.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Bell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Maureen Hall of West Tisbury; her former son-in-law Brian Bilsback of Vineyard Haven; grandchildren Shannon Chavez and Suzanne Bell of Arizona; Nicholas HallBilsback and his wife Catherine Green of the Bronx, N.Y.; Mariah HallBilsback of Sunnyside, N.Y.; Emma HallBilsback of West Tisbury; great-grandson Dylan Chavez of Arizona; sister Kathleen Mahoney of Bronxville, N.Y.; brother Paul Mahoney of Binghamton, N.Y.; brother John Mahoney of Flower Mound, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held on Dec. 12 at 11 am at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Post Polio Health International at 4207 Lindell Blvd., #110, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2930.