Sharon Williams Ellis, 70, of Stoney Brook Road, Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17.
Sharon was born on Sept. 21, 1951, in Sacramento, California, into a large and loving extended family. After graduating from St. Francis High School in 1969, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Sacramento and then to work for the investment firm Dean Witter Reynolds. After several years, she accepted a position with Goldman Sachs, and during that time she met Don and they were married in Inverness, California. Shortly after that, Emily was born, and in 1997, the family moved to Hopkinton, where Sharon began working for the Hopkinton Public Schools.
Sharon enjoyed a broad range of interests that included music, reading, hiking, nature and cooking. She was a loyal fan of the Red Sox and New England Patriots, however, most of all she loved connecting with people, and her family members were her favorites. Sharon will be remembered by all who knew her as loving, helpful and eternally optimistic. She was a devout member of St. Luke’s parish in Westborough and an active member of the Hopkinton Senior Center.
She is survived by husband Don of Hopkinton, daughter Emily, son-in-law Stephen and granddaughter Kacey of San Mateo, California, brothers and sisters-in-law Henry and Kathleen of Glacier, Montana, and Jerry and Judy of Carmichael, California, as well as many family and friends throughout California, Arizona and Texas who were dear to her. She will be missed by many and remembered by all.
A memorial service is planned for Nov. 5. Please get in contact with the family for specifics.
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Don , Emily and family :
We send our heartfelt sympathy after hearing of Sharons passing.
Our many memories are with us of gatherings in Sudbury and Hopkinton.
Sending our blessings:
June, Kim, Michael, Matthew Moore and the many Rice family members from New Hampshire