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Mr. Brian W. Sharkey

Forked River, formerly of Fords, New Jersey

Dec 4, 1950 – Sep 9, 2020 (Age 69)


December 4, 1950
September 9, 2020
Forked River, formerly of Fords, New Jersey


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Gray Memorial Funeral Home Obituary

Brian William Sharkey, 69 of Forked River, NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Brian was born on December 4, 1950 in Bayonne, NJ to his parents, the late John and Theresa Sharkey. He graduated from Jersey City State College in 1974 with a BS degree in Mathematics. On July 31, 1976 he married the love of his life, Judy. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Judy, his three beloved children, Lauren, Brian, and Renae, and his daughter-in-law Emily, and son-in-law, Jake. He is also survived by his brother John and his sister Joanie, and was predeceased by his brother, Charlie. Brian was a selfless man with many titles – a kind and caring husband and father, a talented handyman and avid traveler, and most importantly, the best PB&J sandwich maker and Christmas cookie baker. Visitation will be on Monday, September 14 from 3pm to 7pm at the Gray Memorial Funeral Home in Cranford. Funeral service will be at 10am Tuesday, September 15 at St. Michael's in Cranford. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in Brian's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Animal Rescue League of Boston.

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Our hearts are heavy as we pray for the Sharkey Family during this most difficult and painful time.

Sending thoughts, prayers and love to the whole family.

Judy - praying God's peace and comfort for you and your family.

Judy, please accept my deepest sympathy at this trying time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Judy and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and may the support of family and friends provide love and peace from this day forward.

Please accept my deepest condolences for your father's loss.

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Our deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless Todd and Vicki Marsh and the Boise Y Swim Team ❤

Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and her family.