Rita E. Sheehan
June 7, 1948 - May 5, 2024

Rita Sheehan, age 75, of Calabash, NC passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024 after a hard fought battle to overcome injuries from a car accident. Born in South Amboy, New Jersey on June 7, 1948 to Thomas and Mary Adamecs, Rita lived much of her life in New Jersey prior to relocating to Hurricane, West Virginia with her husband Joe, and then ultimately deciding that Calabash, North Carolina was the place that they loved and wanted to retire. She was a member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, the Elks Club, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) as well as loved spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by her husband Joe; her three stepchildren Craig Sheehan, Eric Sheehan, and Tracy Machusak; her brother Richard Adamecs and his wife Emily; a niece Ann Marie Adamecs, a nephew Thomas Adamecs, four grandchildren, two great-nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends in the Brunswick Plantation and North Myrtle Beach area. She is also survived by her loving dog, Lucy, that was always by her side. Rita is predeceased by her brother, Raymond Adamecs, and her parents Thomas and Mary Adamecs.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations-Carolina Shores.


  • Larry Wilcox Posted May 18, 2024 9:27 am

    Joe, my condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

  • Donna Chapman Posted May 18, 2024 3:26 pm

    So sorry to hear about this Joe. Rita was such a great person. Prayers for your family.

  • Pattie Guckert Alex Ferkov Posted May 20, 2024 7:50 am

    Alex and I are deeply saddened by Rita’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are praying for your full recovery. With heartfelt sympathy, Pattie & Alex

  • Shari Akhtar Posted May 21, 2024 1:41 am

    Dear Joe, very sorry that you have been going through this. Rita was a wonderful, fun-loving person and will be greatly missed. Let us know how we can help you. Shari

  • Lee and Ed Hogan Posted May 23, 2024 10:59 pm

    We cannot express the sadness we feel to hear this news. Rita was such a caring person to all who knew her. We will remember our summer times together at the Jersey Shore and all the fun we had traveling Ski Club trips and taking part in ski club activities. We will miss her and extend heartfelt condolences to Joe who was also a big part of our lives. 🙏🏻

  • Yvonne Craven Posted May 24, 2024 3:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. We were roommates when we bought our house in Bridgewater. We spent many activities together in ski club including ski trips, road rallies, house parties, etc. Then, we each got married and distances made it hard to keep in touch. I often thought of going down to WV and NC but never got there. Joe, I am so sorry for your loss.

Add Condolence Message

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *