Sharon L. Mooney, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2021, at LiveWell in Plantsville, CT. She was born in Bridgeport, CT, on November 15, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Helen Trefry Mooney and Lawrence Fahringer Mooney of Trumbull, CT. Ms. Mooney resided in Trumbull throughout her early life.
Sharon earned a BA degree at the University of Connecticut and a MSW from the School of Social Work. She was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Worker. Sharon was a practicing Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of children and families in the private sector from 1978 to 1989. She was employed as a School Social Worker, by the Bethel Public Schools from 1989 until her retirement in 2006. Her professional life was dedicated to the best interest and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and their families.
Sharon served as Vice President of the Connecticut Association of School Social Workers and on the Wallingford Energy Conservation Committee. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Wallingford Garden Club. She volunteered for Holiday and Giving at the Spanish Community Organization of Wallingford.
Sharon loved vacationing with her husband, John Lynch, and enjoyed their time outdoors, especially camping and canoeing. She loved gardening at the home they built in Wallingford. She cared deeply about family and friends.
Sharon was predeceased by her beloved husband, John M. Lynch and her brother Lawrence G. Mooney. She is survived by her sister-in-law Gloria Mooney of Monroe, CT, her cousins Rolla and Gabriella Mooney of Troy, NY and Dennis and Claire Collins of Freeport, ME, her niece Amy LeDuc and Amy's children Karlyn and Robert Marcantonio of Wallingford, CT.
Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made, in Sharon's name, to a not-for-profit organization benefitting children, at the donor's discretion.
Published by The Record-Journal from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2021.