Denise Young Sharkey

June 23, 1951 - January 24, 2016
Denise Young Sharkey

Denise Ann Sharkey, 64, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Denise, born 1951, raised in Suffolk County, NY. moved to Wilmington 1986 with husband, John, and 3 sons. She pursued art, wrote, performed theatre and puppet plays, and fine painting, will be remembered as a cheerful, compassionate friend always ready to help, sacrificing her own needs for others, asking little in return.

She is survived by hers sons Henry, Lucas, and Tyler, three grandsons, her brother Bobby Young and sister Carol Winfield.

Preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Rose Young, and brothers, Greg and Jeffery Young.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10AM, Saturday, January 30 at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann St. Wilmington, NC, with a reception to follow at the Firehouse Suite 602 S. 5th Ave.

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  • January 29, 2016
    Susie Price says:
    I met Mrs. Denise, while over at my daughters house, she was her neighbor, and Mrs. Denise was always nice and would always speak to you and conversate. She always seemed so up beat and energetic... It was my pleasure to meet her. So sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and Prayers go out to Her Family , may God Bless you all and comfort you through these emotional times...

  • February 02, 2016
    Jo Tilghman says:
    Her creative spirit and love of life. A great neighbor!

  • November 27, 2021
    Barbara Estes says:
    Lived with you North of Gloucester in our college years knew you Henry as a child Lucas was a baby is your dad still living let me know text thank you God-bless you all