Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Sharon Love Palumbo

June 28, 1946October 1, 2019

Sharon Love Palumbo passed on October 1, 2019 in her home after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Francis Palumbo. They were married for 31 years. She is survived by their son, Scott Palumbo, wife Amy, and their grandchildren Abbey and Casey Palumbo. She is also survived by her siblings, Sheila Love, Maureen and husband David Muse; Michael and Kevin Love and nephew Jonathan Prove and his children, Lyla and Jackson.

She attended Radford University and graduated from UVA with a degree in English. She also had a Master in Liberal Studies from John Hopkins University. She worked initially in banking in DC, also worked abroad at the UN in Switzerland using her multiple language skills, worked at Johns Hopkins in medical admissions and the National Gallery of Art as a children’s tour docent. She also helped to raise their son Scott and nephew Jonathan, until her illness took over. She loved to sail, travel and was active in various sports. She loved to read, seek culture, garden, and music. She loved to entertain, care for others especially her family, grandchildren and friends. She will be admired and missed by many.

Visitation will be at Murphy’s in Falls Church, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6:30-8:30 PM.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7th at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 3513 N Street NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC. A reception will follow in McKenna Hall at Holy Trinity Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending memorial contributions to Georgetown University School of Medicine - Don Knowlan, MD Scholarship Fund. These contributions may be made by contacting Paula Frishman at (202) 687-7152 or via mail at Georgetown University Advancement Office, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20007 in Sharon's memory.

Special thanks to all the caretakers over the last 14 years. Her nurses, aides, her doctors, her friends and family that helped her each and every day. We are so thankful.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019


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Chuck Somers

October 7, 2019

Frank, we are sorry we cannot be there with you. Sharon always shined with a brilliant smile and an "I can tackle anything" attitude. She will be missed. We know it has been difficult for you both and hope that you can feel our arms wrapped around you. We hope to see you soon. Chuck and Nancy.

Ed Gwozdz

October 6, 2019

Frank, Colette and I extend to you and your family our deepest condolences. I had no idea that she was that ill for such a long time. We have a conflict and won’t be able to make the services. Our prayers are with you and Sharon. Colette and Ed.

Eugene Messore

October 5, 2019

Frank...So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Geno Messore and Pat McAuliffe

Susan Hurson

October 5, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Praying you find some peace and comfort in knowing that Sharon's suffering is done but her love and grace shine on in your lives.

Sue Hurson

William Rees

October 4, 2019

Terribly sorry to hear about Sharon. I only met her twice, but could see her goodness. Hoping for the best in your future.

Nancy Sacco

October 3, 2019

Dear Frank and Scottie, so very sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences from the Sacco family...Joe, Nancy and Marie