Sheila Martello moved to Rumson 14 years ago with her husband Jim and their two boys. Two weeks later, Jim was killed in the tragic events of September 11th.
Forced to face her "New Life" she found comfort by attending the New Life Support Group at Holy Cross in Rumson. Together, with others that had suffered similarly, Sheila traveled through her grief journey. "Tuesday became the day that got me through to the weekend and then the day to look forward to after the weekend."
In 2012, Sheila met Stephy, a terminally ill woman who touched her heart. After meeting Stephy, Sheila was determined to provide a place for people who are grieving. Sheila came to the realization that she, as well as the others in their New Life Support Group, were given a gift. A gift of love and support that is not afforded to just anyone. That day, she vowed that someday she would open a "Place" for anyone suffering the loss of a loved one.
On September 1st, 2015 that became a reality. Stephy's Place, A New Life Support Group For Grief and Loss officially opened. Sheila is now a Certified Grief Services Provider. She is mentored by Dr. Alan Wolfelt of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. Sheila has completed her Certification however, still continues to further her understanding of grief by continuing her studies with Dr. Wolfelt
Sheila loves to bake, read, knit and spend time with her family. For 21 years, Sheila Martello had been a stay at home mother to her sons. While a great majority of her time has been spent attending their school and athletic events, Sheila has always found time to volunteer her time, talent and treasure.