Sharyn L. Wetmore Burkle, age 70, of Hamden, passed away on April 9, 2019. Born in New Haven on April 27, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lorayn (Peet) Hooghkirk. Sharon was predeceased by her husbands, Duane K. Wetmore and Richard Burkle. She is survived by her daughters, Sharyl (Friend) Pavlisko and her husband Joseph of Meriden and Tammy (Friend) Vertucci of Wallingford; grandchildren Taryn Pavlisko, Nicholette, Joey, and Mario Vertucci; her dearest cousin Linda Vanacore and her husband Ronald of Hamden; best friends Beth and John Battick; aunt Charlotte Peet; nieces and nephews Ronald (Alisa) Vanacore, Michael (Jessica) Vanacore, Logan, Tyler, and Dylan Vanacore, and Kim and George Peet. A resident of Hamden all her life, Sharyn was employed by the Town of Hamden as a clerk in the Tax Department for years, and later worked at the Margaret L. Keefe Center. Sharyn was a longtime member, along with her husband Duane, of the Hamden Grange, and she also was a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public. Most of all, Sharyn was known for her love of her horses over the years. Sharyn's funeral will be private. Arrangements were in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Contributions in Sharyn's memory may be made to CT Draft Horse, 113 Chestnut Hill Rd., East Hampton, CT 06424 or to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Bedford Rd. Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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  1. My dearest Wee One Sharyn.. the memories of you from the time you were 4 yrs old will live on in my heart forever..I love you with all my heart as did your late Uncle and Godfather were the apple of his eye..Iknow you are a happy girl again in Heaven with all your loved ones..
    Until we meet again..I will miss you and love you thru eternity
    Aunt Charlotte 😘🌹

  2. Sharyn, so sad. Many great memories working with you in the tax office.
    Linda & Bud Anderson

  3. Although I only met you twice, you were a very sweet lovable woman I’m sorry I never had the time to know you better. May you rest in peace with the rest of your loved ones.
    Wade Hodder

  4. Aunt Sharyn, w heave had so many wonderful memories – our shopping trips every time I would come to visit and family gatherings. I know you are in a beautiful place and that I will see you again. Love to you forever Jessy

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Sharyn in the Hamden Tax office. She was a great co-worker and a gentle, kind, and loving friend. I will miss her. Marc Sendroff

  6. Sharyn came into my life just as I was becoming an adult. I wrote a poem about her saying that she had the perfect last name, at that time, Friend. She loved my dad and they were together for almost 40 years. She will be missed.

  7. Wetmore and Burkle families, I remember Sharyn from Grange many years. Always very positive. Rest in peace Sharyn. Enjoy your Ohana that was waiting for you

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