Sheron E. Chenail, 74, of Sheffield died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at her home. Sheron was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Great Barrington, daughter of William and Alice (House) Rondeau. She was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1964, then went on to attend Berkshire Business College. Sheron worked for many years as a station assigner for New England Telephone, now Verizon, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Sheffield and member of the altar guild. Sheron enjoyed ceramics and was a gifted knitter and crocheter. Sheron’s husband, James “Big Jim” Chenail, whom she married May 19, 1972, in Great Barrington at the Methodist Church, predeceased her Oct. 12, 2006.
Sheron is survived by four nephews, Josh Ostrander, Jeffrey Ostrander and wife Michelle and their sons Mikel and Tyler, Justin Ostrander, and Jamie Ostrander. She also leaves her cousin and friend Karen Ketchen and husband Charles and their sons and families, and her cousins and many friends. In addition to her husband, Sheron was predeceased by her sister Charlotte Ostrander.
A graveside service for Sheron E. Chenail will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. in Sheffield Center Cemetery with Rev. Eric Karas officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Social distancing and masks will be required for both calling hours and the graveside service due to the current state regulations due to coronavirus. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Sheron’s memory may be made to either HospiceCare in the Berkshires or Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.