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Kathryn Arnold Sharkey, 95, of Chesterfield and formerly of Newport News, departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and joined her husband, John R. Sharkey, daughter, Louise Thornhill and sister, Ginny Muth in Heaven.  She was a native of Lebanon, PA where she was an accomplished seamstress and a volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen’s Association.  She later lived in Okinawa for five years where she volunteered in various Catholic religious groups.  Kathryn and her family settled in Newport News in 1973 where she was a faithful and active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church for 32 years, volunteering on various committees, was a Eucharistic Minister, and taught Renewal Bible Class before moving to Chesterfield in 2005.

During her years in Chesterfield she was a faithful active member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church where she participated in the Women’s Guild.  She will always be remembered for her lively spirit, quick wit and love for her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Carol and Barry Woody of Chesterfield; her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jeanne Sharkey of Suffolk; her niece, Wendy Stoner of Frystown, PA and other beloved family members.

Service and interment will be private.  Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home, Newport News, VA.

 

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#3 Carol Woody 2020-10-25 19:55
To all who left messages at this site. My family and I wish to thank you for your prayers and care. Kathryn was the best, she truly will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She was a huge part of Barry's and my life. She left a huge empty space in our hearts and home. Again, Thanks you, Be Well
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#2 Marie De Genna 2020-10-18 18:30
to the family my condoleances.
will always remember John and Kathy greetings the daily mass attendents with smiles and handshakes- outside- even in the coldest weather.What beautiful peoples !
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#1 Brian and Elena Holm 2020-10-17 19:38
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kathryn. She lived a wonderful life and will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carol, Barry, Jack, Jeanna and Wendy. Rest peacefully.
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