Obituary: Sharon L. Scheithe


BEACON FALLS — Sharon L. Scheithe, 74, of Beacon Falls, devoted wife and mother of three sons, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April, 4, 2021. She was born Sharon Lee Holmes on Dec. 26, 1946, in Waterbury and was raised in Plymouth by John R. and Hazel (Potter) Holmes.

Sharon graduated from St. Mary’s nursing school in 1967 and worked as an operating room nurse after graduation. She married Eugene Scheithe of Beacon Falls, and this past September they celebrated 50 years together; Gene preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2021.

Sharon was a dedicated mother and treasured the countless hours spent driving to/from school and activities with her boys. She devoted her life to her husband and sons, giving up her nursing career to raise her sons and help her husband with his business, Gene’s Autobody.

She cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren coloring, playing house, creating play dough food, and sitting at the kitchen table talking about what they were doing in school, hobbies or sports. Grandma Sharon is now their guardian angel protecting and guiding them from above.

Sharon loved each of her family pets (Q-pon, Zeb, Coach, Scooter, Tina, Leery and Tasha) passionately and enjoyed tending to her kitchen plants. She was highly skilled with knitting needles and crotchet hooks, and loved to knit blankets for her sons, grandchildren, friends and for donating. Sharon will be dearly missed and forever remembered by family and friends; we are forever grateful to have known her love.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, John and Angela Scheithe of Owensboro, Ky., and Donald and Julie Scheithe of Oxford; her three granddaughters, Alex, Katie and Sofya; and her grandson, Pierce. Sharon was predeceased by her cherished son, Robert Thomas Scheithe. Her greatest pleasure was the time she spent with her sons and grandchildren — followed closely by her love of chocolate.

Sharon is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Watson of Plymouth and Carol Tardif of Augusta, Maine; two nieces, Nicole Tardif and Corie (Ryan) Tyrol; four nephews, Michael Watson, Steven (Jody) Watson, Brian (Heather) Watson and Robert (Arlene) Tardif; and very close friends, Char Kelly and Diana Parady.

The family would like to extend special gratitude to all of the caregivers, home health care aids and physical therapists who spent time with the Scheithes over the past few years. Their patience and kindness was much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Friends and relatives may attend a walk-through visitation on Monday, April 12, at The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (Route 67, across from Klarides Village), Seymour, from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. A funeral service in celebration of Sharon’s life will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel of The Miller-Ward Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael R. C. Church, 25 Maple St., Beacon Falls, with the Rev. Joy Jacob, SDB, officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. James Cemetery, 207 Cross St., Naugatuck. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, guests will be asked to wear masks and adhere to all social distancing requirements. It is kindly asked that all visitors enter the funeral home through the rear door and exit through the front door after greeting the family to accommodate all guests.

The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St., Seymour, is compassionately caring for the family.

Memorial gifts in Sharon’s memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the funeral home.

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