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“Sue How many times I think of you and Carl. You should should be my neighbor at 50 Celestial Way (Greenbrier). we were suppose to be folding laundry...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Dornish Gesner - Juno Beach

“May God Bless and comfort Carl's family and friends. May Michael the Archangel welcome him into heaven and may his soul rest eternally in peace. ”
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“May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With...Read More »
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“i WAS PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH CARL. HE WAS A FINE POLICEMAN.cHIEF LARRY MARSELL HOLLISTON POLICE (RET) ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Chief Larry Marsell (Ret) - MA

“My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief may Gods loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time Psalms...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“I wish you Godspeed. Your life was a blessing to so many people. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Margaret McGovern

“Carl was a great friend and neighbor, who you could always count on and he made you feel safe , especially your children. He will be missed ”
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Carl E. Sheridan, age 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2017 at the Waterview Lodge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Facility in Ashland Ma where he spent the last few months of his life. Carl was born in Dover, Ma on Haven Street, the son of the late Edward W. Sheridan and Katherine A. (Michel) Sheridan and the brother of the late Frank H. Sheridan.

Carl leaves behind his wife of 49 years Suzanne Sheridan of Dover, Ma, his daughter Audrey Gallivan and her husband James of Scituate, Ma, his daughter Christine S. Whitney-Malone and her husband John of Duxbury, Ma, his daughter Paula J. Wilmarth of Duxbury, Ma, his daughter Lindsy Duross and husband Jamie of Holliston, Ma, his step daughter Laurie Lowell and her husband James of Marshfield, Ma and his step son William Martin and his wife Becky of Dover, Ma. Carl also leaves behind 13 grand children and 8 great grand children who affectionately called him "Bub".

Carl was a lifelong resident and public servant of the Town of Dover, having graduated from the Caryl School when it was K-12 and continued his education in law enforcement at both Northeastern and Suffolk University. He joined the Town of Dover Police Department as a special officer in 1959 and was promoted to Chief of the department in 1971, in which he served in that capacity until his retirement in 1993. Chief Sheridan as he was still respectfully known for the remainder of his life continued to serve in his retirement as a champion for Dover's senior citizens working as the outreach coordinator for the Council on Aging.

Chief Sheridan was also awarded a Town of Dover Resolution on May 16, 2016 as having completed 42 years of extraordinary service and devotion as Constable for the town. His award reads "Carl demonstrated his sincere commitment and dedication to these duties, touched the lives of all Dover Citizens, making the Town a friendly community in which to live, and recognizing him as both the public voice and face of Town Elections and Town Meetings".

Besides the tremendous pain felt by his family with his passing, the residents of the Town of Dover have greatly mourned the loss of the beloved chief. He was described as a "wonderful man," the "best of the best" and a "friend to all."

A memorial service will be held on November 18, 2017, at 10 a.m.at The Dover Church, 17 Springdale Avenue, Dover Ma 02030 with an informal reception immediately following at the church's Kraft Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Town of Dover Council of Aging or the Town of Dover Police Association.