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Raymond R. Sharkey Jr.

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KNOX, Maine -- Raymond R. Sharkey, Jr., 76 of Knox, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at his residence. Raymond was born on Jan. 31, 1927 in Bennington, Vt., the son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Barton) Sharkey.

Raymond was involved in the Masonic lodges all the way through Shrine. He was a member of the New England Showman Association, and past president of the Pine Tree Showman. Raymond also was a member of the Knox Station Grange and Eastern Star.

He enjoyed sailing, and sang in the Beverley Chapter of the men’s singing club. Raymond also was involved in Solar work.

He is predeceased by his parents, his brother and his sister.

Raymond is survived by his wife Marjorie of 53 years; his four children; Raymond III and Sonja Sharkey of Cannan; Elizabeth and Allen Blue of Valley Center, Kan.; Scott and June Sharkey of Strong, Maine; and Vaughn and Cheryl Sharkey of Hoosick, N.Y.; he is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at 2 p.m., at the Thorndike Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Brooks Ambulance Service, The Pine Tree Showmans Scholarship Fund, or the Shriners Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 7, 2004
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