Mary E. (Cieklinski) Sharra

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Mary E. (Cieklinski) Sharra, 96, of Winchester, NH. died on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester. She passed peacefully with her family near after a period of declining health.

She was born the daughter of the late Eva (Roswara) and John M. Cieklinski on July 24, 1919 in New Milford, CT. She graduated from Milford High School class of 1937. Mary joined the Women’s Army Corps and was active until her marriage to the man she adored, George F. Sharra on May 21, 1943 while he was in the Army. After being stationed at various bases around the country they made their home in Danbury, CT. where they raised their three children. Sadly, he passed in 1968 after twenty five years of marriage.

Mary was formerly employed at Danbury Hospital where she worked in the Sterilization Department until she retired in 1987. After retirement she continued working as an associate at J.C. Penny’s for many years.

She moved to Winchester over fifteen years ago to make her home with her son Scott and his family. She was a loving mother and grandmother and truly enjoyed the grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed a cold beer with family and friends at the many picnics and family gatherings. Mary recently had a wonderful visit from her oldest granddaughter and her three great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her great smile, great legs and her willingness to be helpful.

Mrs. Sharra is survived by her children; John Sharra and his wife Robin of W. VA., Scott Sharra and his wife Margaret of Winchester, NH., her grandchildren; Brooke, Chris, Jordan and Alycia, her great grandchildren Phoebe, Felicity and James, a sister, Chiz Grell and her husband Johnny of CA., and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mary is pre-deceased by her daughter, Suzanne and siblings Leon, John, Wally and Suzanne.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the family lot at Elmwood Cemetery, Rt. 302, Bethel, Ct. 06801 on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11am. Donations can be made in memory of Mary E. Sharra to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431 or to: Applewood Rehabilation Center, Activities Dept. 9 Snow Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03431.

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