Diane Sharkey, of Pawling, NY, died on Monday May 17, 2021, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 81 years old.
Born on October 10, 1939, in New York City, NY, daughter of the late Thomas and Claire (Decker) Sharkey. Diane grew up in Putnam Lake and attended Brewster High School.
Over the last thirty years Diane had three major careers. Her first career was with the National Semi-Conductor in Danbury for about 20 years, following that job she worked for Perkin Elmer on the Hubble Telescope in Danbury for 10 years and she finished her career at Danbury Hospital Center as a patient Advocate.
Diane enjoyed square dancing, crocheting, and gardening. She had many life-long friends who she enjoyed her hobbies with. She was an independent mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family, friends, and pets dearly. Diane was a giving person, who donated to many charities.
Ms. Sharkey is survived by her children Debbie Bonvissuto, Donna Grenier, David Adams and Jennifer Lopes, her Stepchildren Stephen, Mitchell, Kevin, and Alan Malarchick and Sandy Craemer, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Also, her sisters; Joan Nunno and Claire Burkhart
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Diane’s memory to a charity of your choice.