Primrose resident and volunteer Gina Sheehy
Gina Sheehy has lived at Primrose for two years this April. She moved to be closer to her daughter, Jane, who lives in Duluth and has been an LPN at Primrose, Duluth, since our doors opened almost 10 years ago.
Gina met her husband, Greg, in college. They got married shortly after they met and were married for 63 years. Greg was a CPA and the family moved quite frequently around the Midwest due to his career. They lived in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and ended up in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gina had seven children — four daughters and three sons. Gina raised her family with such a deep faith and love of family.
Gina enjoyed sewing cute little dresses for her girls. She would even make one for herself…so they all could look alike!
She volunteered on a regular basis at the kids’ school, being a tutor in a variety of different subjects throughout the years. Gina also volunteered in her church and for Meals on Wheels.
Her husband, Greg, regularly volunteered Gina for different projects that involved painting — he knew she liked to paint and she did plenty of it. Gina painted country clubs, windows, sheds, and garages.
Gina has also volunteered for Primrose for the past year and half, running the General Store. Gina has always had a positive attitude and always welcomed all her kids’ friends into their family home. Not much has changed as Gina continues to welcome friends, family, and people who are curious about what it’s like to live at Primrose, by showing her apartment at Primrose and welcoming them into her home.
Greg worked hard and was able to retire at a young age. Gina and Greg were able to winter for 22 years in San Diego. They loved the mild weather, walks on the beach, Sea World, and the many golf courses that San Diego had to offer.
Gina had the opportunity to travel and made it to Scotland with her girls and vacationed in Hawaii.
Thank You, Gina, for all the volunteering that you do at Primrose! We are so lucky to have you!
by Kim Grogan and Cindy Hnatek
Marketing Director and Life Enrichment Coordinator
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