Sharon Collen Loftus, 85, of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, passed away peacefully at home September 26, 2021. A talented vocalist and musician (guitar, piano, organ), Sharon's career led her to Dublin, Germany, Miami, New York, and Woodstock, IL. She was a longtime employee of Lyric Opera's Rehearsal Department, tending to the needs of the artisti. Beloved wife of 48 years to John J. Loftus; faithful companion of Bryn the Cairn Terrier. Preceded in death by mother Agnes Collen, sister Mary Lynn (the late James) Coveym and many canine friends. Visitation Thursday, October 14, 9:30am (mass begins 10am), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 708 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Catholic Relief Services: https://support.crs.org
. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 10, 2021.