Marianne M. (Lamby) Sheehy, 90, of Loomis Village, South Hadley MA, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2016 with the love of her family surrounding her. She was born March 10, 1925 in Bockum-Hoevel, Germany, daughter of Hubert and Mathilde (Wieldt) Lamby.
Marianne’s parents were teachers with a great appreciation for music, the arts and nature. In the tumult of WWII, Marianne’s family was torn apart when she was a teen. Still, for a time she was able to study languages at the University of Göttingen, Germany. After the war, she worked as an interpreter for the U.S. occupation forces at Fritzlar, Germany where she met Thomas M. Sheehy, a U.S. Army GI. In 1947, they married and came to the United States. Marianne and Tom raised five daughters and over the years, the far-flung family grew, with grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Spain and Mexico.