WESTMINSTER, Vt. - John B. Sharkey, 65, of Stage Coach Road West died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
He was born in Boston on July 12, 1947, the son of John and Ellen (Tracey) Sharkey. He attended school in Lexington, Mass., and earned a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University. With his brother he was owner and operator of Business Resource Services in Woburn, Mass.
John also created, with his mother and sister, the Clarendon Family Day Care, a nonprofit organization that helped feed 12,000 children. The Clarendon also provided child care for thousands of children from all communities across Massachusetts. The Clarendon was awarded the Victory Against Hunger award by the U.S. Congressional Hunger Center.
He had a passion for learning, was an avid reader, and he enjoyed all sports - especially skiing. He was also a great Patriots fan. John was an amazing father who loved his children dearly.
John is survived by his mother, Ellen Sharkey of Westminster; his children, Seth Sharkey of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Christine Edgerton of Alexandria, Va.; his sister, Mary Sharkey of Westminster; his brothers, Paul Sharkey of Ayer, Mass., and Dennis Sharkey of Farmington, N.H.; two grandchildren; and several cousins. He is predeceased by his father and his brother Charles.
services: A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home.