Hope L. Sheridan of Wareham died peacefully Friday, April 9, at her home surrounded by family. She was 74 and was the wife of the late SGM Edward J. Sheridan, Jr. (Ret. USA).

Born in West Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Phyllis E. (Monahan) and John L. Downs Jr. She worked as a certified nurse’s aide for several years at the V.A. Medical Center in Brockton where she met her late husband. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Florida, Martha’s Vineyard and eventually settled in Wareham where they raised their son.

She was a dedicated and devoted member of the Evangelical Zion Church in West Wareham. There she built many meaningful relationships and found her faith. She will be remembered most for her unwavering faith and her love for family.

She is survived by her loving son, Neil Sheridan and his wife Rebecca of New Bedford; her stepdaughter Patricia Porter of Tobyhanna, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Cassandra Dicker, Dylan Bagley, Curt Sheridan, Caleigh Sheridan, Ronald Porter, JudyAnn Porter, Jaime Porter and Raymond Porter. She was predeceased by a son, Curt L. Sheridan.

A funeral service was held on April 15 in Wareham. Interment followed in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Donations can be made to the Evangelical Zion Church, P.O. Box 279, W. Wareham, MA 02576. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.chapmanfuneral.com.