SHARKEY, Anita age 57, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2013. Anita was born on April 15, 1955 in Rapid City, SD, to Joseph and Dorothy Palazzo, but spent most of her life in New York State. In 1986, she and her husband, Lou, relocated to Florida, where they raised three sons. Anita worked in the front office of Sexton Elementary School for the past 13 years. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time outdoors, listening to music (especially Daryl Hall), and was a fan of the Bucs, Rays and Lightning. She was also an animal lover and had numerous pets. In addition to her husband of 36 years, Anita is survived by sons, Louis Jr., Vincent and Dakota; grandsons, Louis III & Tylor; her parents; sisters, Pamela (Juan) Tynes, Camille Palazzo and Angela (Toney) Ferreire; and many nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anita's memory to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, at 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 6, 2013