Grace Weeber Sharkey

July 14, 1919 - January 21, 2014
Grace Weeber Sharkey


Grace Weeber Sharkey, of Wilmington, died peacefully following a brief illness at Trinity Grove Skilled Nursing Facility on January 21, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John W. Sharkey and is survived by her 5 devoted sons; John, Paul, Peter, David and Michael and their families including 12 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen Tubergen of Grand Rapids, MI and Ruth O’Connor of Silver Springs, MD.

Born July 14, 1919 in New York City, Mrs. Sharkey served in the US Navy WAVES during WW II and worked in the Rockville Center, NY public schools prior to moving to Wilmington with her husband in 1990.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 28th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to catholic relief charities of your choice.

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  • January 28, 2014
    Emily Hutchins says:
    In loving memory of Mrs. Sharkey - God bless! xoxo

  • January 23, 2014
    Dorothy Darnell says:
    It is always sad to lose a loved one but she lived a very good, long life and surely she is in Heaven with Jack seated near God. We all shall miss her. Love, Dot

  • January 25, 2014
    Jim and Nancy Power says:
    To Mike and all his brothers, We are very sorry for your loss. Grace was an unmistakable lady who always kept life interesting. She's happy with Jack now. Rest in Peace!

  • January 29, 2014
    Aileen Fergsuon says:
    To Grace's sons, Your mother was one of the first parishioners I met at ICC when I moved to Wilmington 12 years ago. She told me she was from St. Agnes parish in Rockville Centre. I asked her if she knew my sister, Vera Jordan. She replied that she knew that several of her sons went to school with several of Vera's children. Such a small world! I started out to go to the funeral yesterday, but when it began to rain on my windshield, I got worried about the weather, turned around and came home. I said a prayer for all of you, and thought happy memories of your Mom and of my sister. They have seen each other again by now! God bless all of you. Aileen Ferguson, friend.