In Memory of Dorothy Sharkey

January 8, 1925 - January 20, 2020

Resided in New Hartford, NY


No Visitation


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Dorothy Sharkey 95, of New Hartford died Jan. 20, 2020 at the Abraham House in Rome.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1925 in Utica, NY a daughter of August and Magdalena Folta Gajda.  Dorothy married Victor Sharley on July 27, 1950 at St. Stanislaus Church, Utica and he died on January 17, 2004. She worked over 40 years with Gold Medal Meat Packing , Loblaws and Chicago Market.

Dorothy was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and was also a member of UFCW Local One for over 40 years.

She is survived by her nieces, Deborah Klepfer and husband, Stephen of New Hartford; Dawn Cohick and her husband, Tom of VA; Robin Zumpano and her husband, Tom of Whitesboro and Linda Horrocks of South Carolina, nephew, Joseph Guba and his wife, Kim of N. Utica; and several great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Guba and Jenny Padykula; niece, Barbara Manolescu and nephew, Roger Padykula.

The family would like to offer a special thank to all the staff at Hospice and Palliative Care and the Abraham House in Rome for care and comfort given to Dorothy.

The funeral will be on Saturday at 9:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.