Sheila J. Muller

December 1, 1969 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 49)


Sheila J. Muller, 49, formerly of Carthage and New Paltz, NY, passed away December 16, 2018 at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.


Sheila was born December 1, 1969, in Carthage, daughter of Clifford and Jo Meyer Downey. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1987, attended the College of St. Rose for a year and graduated from Jefferson Community College with a degree in Individual Studies in 2001. On May 29, 1993 she married Scott Muller in the Town of New Scotland. The marriage ended in divorce.


Sheila was employed with the Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg as an inventory clerk, with the Watertown Daily Times as an obituary clerk and at Crumb Library at SUNY Potsdam as a library clerk. From December 2015 until currently, she was a circulation manager for the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz. Sheila was a founding member, a former officer and active member of the Colts Pride Booster Club. She enjoyed reading, writing, playing card games and word puzzles.


Surviving are her parents, Clifford Downey, Raymondville, NY, her mother, Jo Downey, Selkirk, NY, two sons, Jacob Muller Whitesboro, Erick Muller, So. Colton, three brothers, Adam Downey and his companion, Antoinette Earles, Carthage, Michael Paradise, Ogdensburg, CJ Downey, Raymondville, NY, two sisters, Gina (Gary) Brady, Sumter, SC, Tracey Racine, Ravina, NY, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A brother David Paradise and step mother Jane Downey died before her.


A Celebration of Life will be at noon on Saturday, January 5 at the Felts Mills Fire Department, followed by a reception. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made to

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Celebration of Life
January 5, 2019

12:00 PM
Felts Mills Fire Department
Rt 3
Felts Mills, NY 13638


Hospice of Jefferson County
1398 Gotham Street, Watertown NY 13601

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