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Marjorie Sharkey

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THORNDIKE, Maine -- Marjorie B. Sharkey, 75, of Knox, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at a Skowhegan health care facility.

She was born on March 18, 1930 in Swampscott, Mass., the daughter of John and Helen (MacDonald) Luxton. Marjorie was a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, the Order of the Eastern Star, New England Showman Association, past president and secretary of the Pine Tree Showman Association, and a member of the Knox Station Grange.

She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Raymond Sharkey, and a brother, David Luxton. Marjorie is survived by her children: Raymond R. Sharkey III and his wife Sonya of Canaan, Elizabeth Blue and husband Allen of Valley Center, Kan., Scott Sharkey and wife June of Strong, Maine, and Vaughn Sharkey and wife Cher of Hoosick, N.Y.; she was honorary mother to Roger Shaw of Bennington, Vt., Greg Eastman of Bennington, Richard Dyer of Standish, and Timothy Holzhauer of Hoosick; she is also survived by her brothers and sisters: June Fuentes and husband Miguel of Wingate, N.C., Shirley Flynn and husband Richard of Hamilton, Mass., Donald Luxton of Wenham, Mass., Thomas Luxton and wife Karen of Seabrook, N.H.; a sister-in-law Lona Luxton; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Thorndike Congregational Church, Main Street. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to either the Pine Tree Showman Scholarship Fund, Attn: Lionel Morin, 144 West Main St., Greene, ME 04236 or the Thorndike Congregational Church, Main Street, Thorndike, ME 04986. Arrangements are under the care of the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 10, 2005
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