NORTHAMPTON – Kathleen C. Sharkey,
87, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Cooley Dickinson
was affectionately known by many friends and family as “A.K.”.
Born July 4, 1926, she was the daughter of John E. and Ellen
She graduated from Deerfield
High School where she was an
outstanding athlete and attended Russell
in Troy, New
She was employed for many years at Framingham Trust and the
accounting firm Arthur J. Tedesco & Sons in Boston.
In her earlier years she was a church organist, enjoyed traveling,
playing golf and gardening. In her later years, she was a communicant of
the former St. Mary’s of the Assumption
Church in Northampton where she also volunteered.
She was always eager to engage in a good conversation and to learn
something new. She was an independent woman with a sense of
adventure. While she never had children of her own, she was the fun aunt
who was always ready to take her nieces and nephews on one of her many
She was predeceased by siblings, John E. Sharkey, Jr. and Eleanor
S. White and dear family friend, Anne R. McNally.
A.K. will be missed by her niece Mary Ellen Maynard and her
husband Clark of Conway; nephews, Donald “Skip” White and his wife Sandra Misiun
of Greenfield, David White and his wife Christine of South Deerfield and James
White and his wife Tammy of Northfield; great nieces Jocelyn Potter and her
husband Andrew of Hadley, Stephanie White of Conway, and Kelly White of Irving,
TX; great-nephews David and Daniel White of South Deerfield and
great-great-niece and nephews Margaret, Nicholas and Elliott Potter of Hadley.
Funeral services for Kathleen will be held Friday, January 17 at
9:00am from Wrisley Funeral Home, 90
Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, with a Liturgy
of Christian Burial at 10am at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 29 Sugarloaf Street, South
Deerfield. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s
Cemetery in Northampton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jericho, The Bureau for Exceptional Children
and Adults, P.O. Box 1039,
Holyoke, MA 01041.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com