OBITUARY: Sharon E. (Ward) Mickle, 59

EAST ANDOVER, NH – Sharon E. (Ward) Mickle, 59, of Dyers Crossing Road, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

She leaves behind her husband of 40 years, Robert F. Mickle of East Andover; a son and his wife, Gregory and Chelsi Mickle and their children, Lillian, Oliver and Bronwyn who live overseas; a daughter and her husband, Kellie and Dennis Magnifico and their children, Gabriella and Victoria of Franklin, Mass.

Sharon was born on May 4, 1956, in Winchester, Mass. to Charles and Bette (Fitzgerald) Ward, who predeceased her. She graduated from Wilmington, Mass. High School in 1974.

Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Robert, on July 12, 1975. They resided in Wilmington, Mass., Derry and finally ending up in East Andover. While living in Massachusetts, Sharon worked for Dynamics Research Corp. in Wilmington where she made some of her strongest lifelong friends. After moving to New Hampshire in 1984 she was employed by Proctor Academy and had been the Andover Deputy Town Clerk. Sharon then became bookkeeper and office manager for Alan K. Thompson Insurance Co. in East Andover which later became Colby Insurance Agency in New London. She retired in 2015 because of her health.

Sharon enjoyed boating on Highland Lake, gardening and camping. Above all, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by her husband and children; a brother and his wife, Stephen and Diane Ward of Wilmington, Mass.; two sisters and their husbands, Pamela and Frank Downs of Wilmington, Mass. and Lisa and Dana Tarricone of Atkinson; a sister-in-law, Patricia Mickle of Dracut, Mass. and six nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the East Andover Fire Station.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Andover EMS, P.O.Box 61, Andover, NH 03216.

Sharon Mickle
Sharon Mickle

(NOTE: The above obituary and photo are from Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service LLC.)

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