Sheila C. Hobbs

Sheila C. Hobbs, age 67, of South Burlington, VT passed away peacefully at the University of Vermont Medical Center on 4/25/2018.  Sheila was born on 3/10/1951 in Canton, NY to the late Melford and Irene Phalon Hobbs.  She graduated from H.C. Williams High School in 1969, and SUNY Potsdam in 1973 with a BA in Journalism/English, where she was a member of the Zeta Gamma Sigma Sorority.  She later received a Master’s in Social Work from St. Lawrence University.  Sheila was employed as a Child Protective Social Worker for the Department of Social Services in Canton, NY until her retirement.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and past president of the Canton Zonta Business Women’s Chapter.  A marriage to Rande Nezezon ended in divorce.  Sheila was an avid antiques and collectibles dealer and operated her own business, Pineapple Place.  She is survived by cousins, Janet Favro and Tim Phalon, Canton, NY; Barbara Favro, Cazenovia, NY; George Mattern, Phoenix City, Alabama; and her special dog, Tawney.  Donations may be made in her honor to the Humane Society of Chittenden County in South Burlington VT.