BETHANY-Sharon Lee DuBord, 74, beloved wife of Edward W. DuBord, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 after a strong battle with cancer. She was the loving mother of Kim DuBord and her wife, Sheri Wilson, of Vernon, and adoring “grandmother” of 3 four-legged “grandkids.” She was predeceased by her devoted sister, Diana Farace Jenks, and her parents, Louis and Elsie Bird Farace. Sharon was born in Rumford, ME on July 16, 1943 and lived most of her life in the New Haven area. A Cum Laude graduate with High Honors of East Haven High School Class of ‘61, she later attended Stone Academy. She was employed at Olin Corp. until 1993, and Wiggin & Dana in the patents and trademarks department as a legal secretary and docket clerk until her retirement in 2000. She loved spending time with friends and family, of which there were many. She and her husband Ed were able to enjoy many vacation adventures around the world in their retirement. She had a perfect smile and warm heart that everyone she met immediately noticed and loved. As a recent gift from her friend Barbara stated, “You’re the friend everyone wishes they had.” Friends are invited to visit with her family on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Her family would like to thank the staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be sent to Smilow Cancer Hospital, YNHH Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 or Ride Closer to Free at this link: https://www.rideclosertofree.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&participantID=10200.

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  1. A truly beautiful person. We are grateful for our friendship and our times together – especially Sundays at Miranda Vineyard. Sharon shall be in our hearts with love forever. Sending thoughts and prayers to Ed, Kim & Sheri. Love, Nan & Dan

  2. Ed, Kim and family, I was so saddened to learn of Sharon’s passing. I knew her in grammar school and we renewed our friendship when we both worked at Olin/Winchester for many years. She was a wonderful, warm, kind, loving and beautiful woman. We will all miss her. She was truly one-of -a-kind. I will keep all of you in my prayers during this most difficult time. Ann Marie Brennan

  3. Ed, So very sorry for your loss. Our most sincere condolences. It was our honor to get to know Sharon over the last few years. You both shall be in our prayers. Cynthia & Peter

  4. Ed. Kim and Sheri Carole and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of of your wife, mother and mother-in-law. We have lost a wonderful person and are so thankful for her eternal presence in all of our lives. Carole and Charlie Barone

  5. Our deepest sympathy to Ed and family. Sharon will be missed. A kind hearted, gentle woman and wonderful neighbor. David and Erika Merriam

  6. Our Mother Millie was a big fan of Sharon’s and always admired her for the way she created wonderful dishes at our family holiday get togethers. Trips taken by Ed and Sharon were always amazing to her as were Ed’s photos. Sharon’s contributions to everything will be missed.

  7. Sharon was a lovely person and I am certain everyone who met her will remember the warm smile she had for everyone. I am grateful to have met her and am saddened for all of her family and friends.

  8. Uncle Ed and Kim I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Sharon was a great person! It’s been awhile since I have seen you but I remember the last time you came down and it was good to spend time with you two. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  9. We are so sorry for the loss of your wife Sharon. Our deepest sympathy to you Ed, Kim and Sheri. God bless you all and may he give you strength to help you thru this most difficult time. R.I.P. Sharon you will be missed by many.

  10. Dear Ed and Kim, Denys and I send our condolences to you. She was my dearest cousin…beautiful baby, child, grown woman. She was always kind and loving…. We loved my dear Sharon as did all who knew her. Love to you both. We grieve with you at this time. Love from Denys and Janice Merriman

  11. Ed and family, I am so saddened and deeply sorry for your loss, Sharon was a beautiful woman and person inside and out, she was such a pleasure to converse with and it was a privilege to know her and you. I always enjoyed yours and her company at all the events that our friend Lori hosted, and always looked forward to seeing you both. She was missed at the last few events that she was too ill to attend but she was thought of with a smile. May god bless you with all the wonderful memories you shared together. Deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Grace

  12. To Sharon’s Family: our sincere condolences on the passing of a truly lovely lady. Sharon was so sweet and friendly, and I knew through very close friends of hers. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Heaven has gained another angel. Sincerely, Maryann and Jack Dolan

  13. Ed and Family, Bill and I are so saddened to hear of your loss. We so enjoyed our time with you both and she was so gracious and courageous. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers that you will know God’s healing and comfort.

  14. My sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  15. My sincere sympathy goes out to Ed and Kim. I was able to sit next to Sharon at Lori’s daughter’s baby shower and we shared many laughs as usual. She was so funny and such a caring and loving person. I will miss seeing her! I was blessed to have worked with her for a few years at Olin and always remembered her hanging from the bathroom doorway to .straighten her back.! What a character! Lots of laughs! May she rest in peace!

  16. Ed, Kim and family, we are truly sorry for your loss…we always looked forward to catching up with Sharon at the annual Christmas party. She was always so warm and kind and we will hold her memory in our hearts forever. Praying for your peace at this time. Love, Linda & Peter

  17. Ed, we’re so sorry at the loss of Sharon. Both of you are perfect neighbors. She had a very winsome smile, contagious laughter and wonderful personality, always stopped on the road for a chat, or intentionally walk down to enquire about us. She will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to you and the family.

  18. My sincere condolences to you, Ed and Kim. You were lovely neighbors on Exeter Road in Hamden. She was a warm ,lovely person. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Ed and Family, the world will miss the sunshine that Sharon brought to all fortunate enough to be around her. I was one of those blessed with her support and presence at Olin. My sincere condolences.

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