OBITUARY: Donald F. Sharp, 83

Below is an obituary from Crosswell Funeral Home:

LOWELL, MA — Donald F. Sharp, 83, of Lowell and formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2023.

Born in Cambridge, MA on August 1, 1939. He was the son of the late Norman R. and Mary E. (Doherty) Sharp. Don was a star athlete at Wilmington High School, Class of 1957.

Don loved spending time with his family and friends, travelling and summers spent at Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham, NH. Don was an avid Boston sports fan. He was a member of the North Reading Men’s Softball League for many years and he coached Little League Baseball in Lowell in the early eighties. He loved fishing, golfing, reading and card games with friends.

Don was one of the most humble, big hearted personalities you were privileged to know. His love for family and friends was beyond measure. He had the most positive outlook on life and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Family members include his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara A. (Martyn) Sharp; his daughters, Julie A. Mendonca, Donna M. Sharp and Cynthia L. Sharp and her husband Moizes Echevarria; late brothers, Norman R. Sharp and Walter E. Sharp; sisters, Marion (Sharp) Clements and the late Dorothy G. (Sharp) Clements; 5 grandchildren, Shawn, Keiana, Ben, Jordan and Sophie; one great granddaughter, Payton; and his daughters pets, Maisie and Roxy.

His Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 AM at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held prior to the Funeral Mass from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Donald Sharp

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