Garry Sharon

February 11, 1957 - March 23, 2024

Garry Sharon, age 67, of Peru, VT passed away on March 23, 2024, in Bennington, VT at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a recent and sudden battle with pancreatic cancer and organ failure.

Garry was born in Bellows Falls, VT on February 11, 1957, son to the late Walter and Elsie (Wade) Sharon. He was raised and educated in Charlestown, NH graduating from Fall Mountain Regional High School in the Class of 1975 and went on to the University of New Hampshire and matriculated in 1979 after completing his studies in animal sciences.

This love of animals and farming led him to make a life of a dairy farmer, as well as become an active member in the community. This led him to becoming a volunteer firefighter in Londonderry, VT.

Garry was a dedicated and longtime member of The Grange, most recently of Bartonsville Grange #481 holding the position of Overseer. He was also a brother at the Adoniram Lodge #42 Masonic Lodge in Manchester Center, VT where he was a 20+ year member and achieved the level of Master Mason. Over the years, he held several offices in both organizations including being the Deputy State Grange Master and was Secretary of the Lodge since 2019. Just last (2023) summer, he retired from his job as a probation and parole officer for the State of Vermont where he had been working since 2001.

Garry was also active in the Peru Congregational Church, where he shared his musical talents playing and singing in the church with the “Who’s In Town Band.” Over the years, he was in multiple bands and played several instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin, trumpet and trombone. He loved history and sharing his knowledge, but never made you feel dumb for not knowing. He always had random trivia facts about seemingly everything.

Garry was known for his big smile, teasing nature, and advocacy against domestic violence. A true Vermonter through and through. He will be deeply missed by so many.

He is survived by his adopted sisters, Lisa Martel of Witchita Falls, TX and Darlene Kimball of Marlow, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews: Chad and Shane Blodgett of Claremont, NH, Carrie and Krystal Martel of Wichita Falls, TX, Elijah Kimball of Tigard, ORIsaiah Kimball of Honea Path, SC, Mariah Reid (Kimball) of Greenland, NH, and Leah Johnson (Kimball) of Windham, VT.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Fenton and Hennessy Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

Celebrations of Garry’s life will be held: Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Garry’s home church, Peru Congregational Church, Main Street, Peru, VT at 2:00 PM and Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Garry’s home Grange, 116 Upper Bartonsville Road, Rockingham, VT.

Graveside ceremony will be held at a later date for family and close friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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Calling Hours

DATE: April 5, 2024
TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM
WHERE: Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home see map
ADDRESS: 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

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