Francis J. Sharkey

March 22, 2015

Francis J. Sharkey
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

FRANCIS J. SHARKEY – in Woburn, Sunday, March 22nd. Beloved husband of the late Camille (Forgione) Sharkey. Devoted father Rosemary Callahan and her husband Richard J. of Billerica. Dear brother of the late Hugh E. Sharkey Jr. Loving grandfather of Patrick and Katherine Callahan. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, March 25th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Francis J. “Frank” Sharkey passed away at the Winchester Hospital early Sunday morning, March 22nd, after being stricken at his residence. The beloved husband of the late Camille (Forgione) Sharkey, he was ninety-two years of age.

Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Hugh E. and Helen F. (Manning) Sharkey. Raised in Belmont, Frank was educated there, graduating from Belmont High School with the Class of 1940. Following high school World War II broke out and Frank enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served for four years. Following the War he returned home and began working in the family contracting business, W.C. Sharkey, Co. An extremely talented carpenter, he paid great attention to detail and had a wonderful reputation for his work. While working in the family business, Frank also attended Northeastern University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. Frank later worked for HUD as a consultant for twenty-five years.

In the early seventies Frank was introduced to the love of his life, Camille. They soon married and spent the next twenty-eight years devoted to each other. They travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, visiting near and far, nooks, crannies and corners of places they had never been. Cruises were also in the itinerary over the years, having travelled to the Caribbean, Panama Canal and many other ports, countries and states.

Always a gentleman, very devout Catholic, and proud veteran, Frank was soft spoken, truly kind and caring. Spending time with his daughter Rosemary and her family were always his favorite times. Sharing in his grandchildren’s fine accomplishments over the years and all of the family festivities were very important events in Frank’s life.

Frank was a member of the Ancient Artillery Company and the Knights of Columbus.

Frank was sadly predeceased by his wife, Camille, and his brother, Hugh E. Sharkey, Jr.

He is lovingly survived by his daughter, Rosemary Callahan and her husband Richard J. of Billerica, and his grandchildren, Patrick and Katherine Callahan.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, March 25th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

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  1. Frank, you will be missed at all of our family gatherings. Thank you for giving me the treasure of great family memories for the past 10.5 years. Rest in peace! My thoughts go out to all that knew him.

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