M. Sharon ( Gillespie) Henry

M. Sharon (Gillespie) Henry Canandaigua-M. Sharon (Gillespie) Henry, age 72, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, surrounded by her friends and devoted canine companion, Lexi. She is survived by her brother-in-law and sisters­in-law, Joseph and Lillian Henry, Marie Henry and Edna Warden; several nieces and a nephew; cousins, devoted friends and colleagues; and Lexi, her beloved dachshund. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Henry in 1997. Sharon was born in Canandaigua and was the daughter of Donald and Lilie (Sliger) Gillespie. She was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, class of 1959. Sharon earned a Bachelor's degree from Geneseo State University, class of 1963, and a Master's degree from Elmira College. She taught first and second grade for 33 years of which 27 years were at the Canandaigua Primary School. Sharon was actively involved with the Homework Program at the Canandaigua Salvation Army, for 17 years. She was a life member of St. Mary's Church and served on the Parish Council and other committees at the church. There will be no calling hours. Her funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11:30 am at St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, CareGivers, 5297 Parkside Dr., Bldg 300, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com

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