Sharon B. Perry, age 92, passed away on December 7, 2018 at Elim Park in Cheshire. Born in Milford, CT on September 12, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Frank & Muriel (Totten) Brotherton. Sharon was the widow of Robert Ellis Perry. She was a resident of Hamden for 25 years prior to residing in Randolph Center, VT for 20 years, and subsequently residing in Cheshire for the last 27 years. She is survived by her daughters Holly P. LaFrance & her husband Kenneth of Cheshire, Wendy Bellmore of East Haven and Robin P. Partyka & her husband Lee Michael of North Haven; grandchildren David T. (Kathleen) LaFrance, Daniel A. (Leanne) LaFrance, Matthew R. (Erica) LaFrance, Erik C. (Sarah) Durant, Andrew T. (Jana) Simon, Amy L. Partyka and Megan P. (Andrew) Dennis; great-grandchildren Devlin R. LaFrance, Amber R. LaFrance, Piper K. LaFrance, Cadence E. LaFrance, Shannon P. LaFrance, Chloe T. LaFrance, Juliet C. LaFrance and Aiden E. Durant, and also survived by many nieces & nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her sister Frances B. Hopkins and brothers Gurdon S. Brotherton & William B. Brotherton. She was a graduate of Milford High School and Endicott Junior College. Sharon was a member of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire, the Cheshire Garden Club and Ladies Fenwick Chapter DAR. Sharon's family would like to thank the staff of Elim Park for the care and compassion she received during her stay there. Friends may attend her Funeral Service on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire at 111 Church Drive followed by her burial in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire. Contributions in Sharon's memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Cheshire Parish Hall Revival Fund, 111 Church Dr, Cheshire, CT 06410 or to the Cheshire Garden Club Scholarship Fund at www.cheshiregardenclub.org. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME.

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  1. Alas, dear friend, my chief cheer-leader, my guiding star- you left us before I could say good-bye.

    The impact you had on my life was profound, kindly supportive as I tried to regain faith after some hard, un-happy, bitter times. I felt unloved, unlovable by God. You knew I struggled and patiently guided me to the reality that God loves all his children.

    And I valued your sense of humour, too, especially when after you resumed driving with a cracked rib or two. When I told you, you were crazy, you response deserved censoring , was to the point and carried the spicy message that you weren’t going to sit around doing nothing.

    I shall love you for ever, my friend.

    I hope you have been welcomed by hordes of angels.

    Your pal, Peter

  2. My condolences go out to Sharon’s family. My memories are going with her to a couple of gardening talks. The one thing I will remember about this wonderful woman is her smile and that laugh that was typically Sharon’s laugh. When I went to visit a friend at Elim Park who was there for rehab, I stopped to see Sharon and there was that smile and memory of the time we had spent together. What a joy and a privilege it was to be a small part of her life. Marvin Carley

  3. Heartfelt condolences to Sharon’s family. She was always so sweet and kind. She had a twinkle in her eyes and a genuine interest in asking how you were. Sadly, I hadn’t seen her in awhile having moved to Florida. I will remember her fondly and know she is now in God’s glorious care. Lisa Canas

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