Sharon Ann Haswell
1951 - 2013 CHESHIRE Sharon Ann Haswell, 61, of 23 4th Avenue, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Berkshire Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous fight with a long illness.
Born in Pittsfield on Sept. 18, 1951, a daughter of William M. and Florence Leach Huska, she was educated in Pittsfield schools and St. Agnes School and was a 1969 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School. She attended Berkshire Community College.
Mrs. Haswell was employed as a "Lunch Lady" in the Cafeteria at Hoosac Valley High School for 15 years. From 1969 to 1989, she held various positions at several banks.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cheshire where she was a Eucharistic Minister and taught in the CCD Program. She was also a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield. She had served on PTO programs at several schools.
Mrs. Haswell enjoyed cooking and baking, especially Christmas cookies to share with family and friends. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crewel work, counted cross stitch and ceramics. She made over three dozen prayer shawls for cancer patients.
Besides her parents, William and Florence Huska, of Dalton, she leaves her husband, Kurt K. Haswell, whom she married Aug. 26, 1977; her daughter, Caitlin R. Haswell of Washington, D.C.; a brother, William M. Huska, II; a sister, Patricia Rice, and several nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Sharon Ann Haswell will be Thursday, April 18, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 a.m., at St. Joseph Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's Shrine (Isle LaMotte, Vermont) in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 16, 2013