Obituary

Mabel I. Sharkey

Resided in Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Died July 14th, 2019

Mabel I. Sharkey, 94, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, July 14, 2019 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center, Peshtigo West.

She was born in Escanaba on November 26, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Ida (Swille) Sharkey.   Mabel graduated from Harris High School in 1942 and from Bay College with her LPN degree in 1967.

Mabel worked for Dr. G. Benson M.D. from 1947-1955 and then at St. Francis Hospital from 1955 to 1972.  She later was employed with Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers from 1972 until her retirement in 1988.

Mabel really enjoyed gardening, sewing and doing many kinds of crafts.  She was very clever at creating beautiful things.

She was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church in Escanaba.

She is survived by brother Arlis (Kate) Sharkey of Crivitz, WI, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Beatrice, Clarence, Walter and Joyce.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 24th from 10 – 11 a.m. (Central Time) at St. Mary Catholic Church, 808 Henriette Ave., Crivitz, WI 54114.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fred Sserugga officiating.

Burial will take place in Bark River Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Sharkey family.

One Tribute to “Mabel I. Sharkey”

  1. My sincere condolences to the Sharkey family. I was just a kid when Mabel was my dad’s — G.W. Benson, MD — office nurse in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s in Escanaba. I remember her as being very nice, with a lovely smile, and very patient with my brother and me when we tore through the office. She always had some kind of treat hiding in her desk drawer. Many years later I luckily happened upon her in the 5th floor hallway of the Highland Apartments. I was visiting my aunt who lived just two apartments down the hall. Mabel was so pleased at our accidental meeting and bubbling over about the biggest zucchini I had ever seen that she held under her arm! She had just come from the garden. I note here that she loved gardening – she obviously had a green thumb and I can only imagine that she loved tending her patients with as much care as she did her garden. Lovely memories.

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