Radley D. Sheldrick, 85, of Westborough


Radley D. SheldrickWestborough – Radley D. “Lee” Sheldrick passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at UMass/ Memorial Hospital after a long period of declining health. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Radley D. Sheldrick and Emma (Downie) Sheldrick.

He attended the public schools in Millbury, MA and was a proud graduate of Brown University, Class of 1958. After receiving his Chartered Property Casualty designation, Lee handled both reinsurance and excess and surplus lines claims at Cameron and Colby where he progressed to secretary of the company. His final years of employment were spent at F.M. Global in Waltham as Vice President where he oversaw reinsurance audits in the London market. In retirement, he continued working in arbitration in the U.S.

Lee was probably at his happiest while racing his sailboat on Pleasant Bay. He was both Race Committee Chair and Vice Commodore of Chatham Yacht Club. He also enjoyed skiing, fishing, birding and travelling the world with Karen. He loved his family with all of his heart.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Karen (Lingaitis) Sheldrick and his adored children Jennifer Sheldrick, wife of Joseph Sain of Tyngsboro, MA and Christopher Sheldrick and his wife Meghan McGrath of Brookline. He also leaves his grandchildren Jon Sheehan, Elizabeth Sheehan, Caleb McGrath Sheldrick, Peter McGrath Sheldrick, Stephanie Sain, and Christopher Sain, of whom he was so proud.

He was such a good and kind man.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Wildcare, Inc., 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA 02642.