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OBITUARY

Joseph Gerald Sharman

March 15, 1946June 13, 2021
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Joseph G. Sharman, 75, the son of the late Joseph B. and Hope A. (Armstrong) Sharman and husband of Patricia A. (Tuohy) Sharman, was born in Providence, RI and died peacefully on June 13, 2021. He attended Cranston Public Schools and graduated from Cranston High School East. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Suffolk University.

Joe was industrious from an early age. As a teenager, he worked summers for the Cranston Recreation and School Departments. While still in high school, he was employed as a bank teller. He was an auditor for Metropolitan Life Insurance and a business manager for Cranston Fancy Wire. Joe was co-owner of Precision Metals in Providence (and later Pawtucket) for more than twenty years. He then returned to auditing at Beacon Mutual Ins. In retirement, he was business manager of the Bridgeview Montessori School and a realtor for ReMax Classic.

Joe and Pat married June 21, 1968. They raised their family in Smithfield, RI. Joe was involved in a variety of community organizations. He served in many positions with the Smithfield Lions and was selected Lion of the Year in 2004. He was also active with the Smithfield High School Booster Club and served as president for several years.

In 2010, Joe and Pat moved to their summer home in Sagamore Beach, MA as permanent residents. They had been summer residents their entire married life. They were active members of the Sagamore Beach Colony Club where Joe served as President 1994-95 and enjoyed many hours of golf and camaraderie at White Cliffs Country Club.

The core of Joe’s existence was his family. Together, Joe and Pat raised four children, Katherine Egan of Cumberland, RI, Joseph (Jay) Sharman of Lake Bluff, IL, Kelly Fennell of North Attleboro, MA, and Amy Naples of Bellingham, MA. While inculcating his high moral values of honesty, integrity, and compassion, Joe was able to see only their positive traits. His grandchildren, Tori, Ali, Eva, Janel, Nora, Casey, Riley, Emma, and Olivia were gifts beyond his wildest dreams. He reveled in their sheer existence and celebrated their every achievement.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Joe is survived by his daughter-in-law Tanya Sharman, sons-in-law James Egan, Casey Fennell and Michael Naples. He is survived by his brother-in-law John Tuohy and wife Clair of Wrentham and sister-in-law Marijane Tuohy and husband Andrew Knowland of Sagamore Beach and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements under the direction of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. Bourne, MA. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, June 16th from 4 – 8 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, June 17th at St. Margaret’s Parish, 141 Main St. Buzzards Bay. MA. Burial will take place in Cranston, RI at St. Ann Cemetery, on Friday June 18th at 11:00 am.

The family is grateful for the loving care Joe received at Sunrise of Plymouth Beach over the past year.

Donations can be made in Joe’s memory to the dementia caregivers’ support group through Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601 or FTD Unit at Mass General (giving.massgeneral.org)

For directions & online condolences please visit; Joseph Sharman Obituary - Sandwich, MA (dignitymemorial.com)

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, June 18, 2021

Memories

Joseph Gerald Sharman

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Tracey Uber Cook

June 16, 2021

I met Joe Sharman in April 1991, when he took Jay to Northwestern University for a prospective student weekend. I was there with my mother, to check out the campus. We had traveled to "the big city" of Chicago from our hometown in Brighton, Michigan.

Within minutes of arriving on campus we met Joe and Jay, looking equally as lost and confused as we were! We ended up spending most of the weekend together, seeing the campus and exploring Evanston. At a time that felt very uncertain and unknown, spending that weekend with Joe and Jay cemented my decision to attend Northwestern. It was a short window of time that had a profound impact on my life.

I know that Joe was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be missed by many. I feel very honored to have met him.

Tom Walsh

June 16, 2021

Pat and Family,

My heart and prayers go out to you. Joe was a very special person.
I have many great memories of the 30 plus years spent together in the Melal Findings industry. He was always someone I could count on for sound advice when business issues arouse. But more importantly, he was a wonderful friend.

Tom Walsh

Lisa Cooper

June 15, 2021

Pat, Kelly, Kate and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father, and grandfather to your wonderful children. May your wonderful memories, and knowing he rests in peace, bring you comfort.

Lisa Cooper
North Attleboro and Sagamore Beach

ARTHUR READ

June 15, 2021

I was so sorry to red of Joe’s death. I knew Pat and him from 7th grade. He was, then, exactly as his obituary described him at his death. A great guy, moral and upright. Despite the passage of years, he was one of the true first friends. He and Pat were a couple. From the moment she laid eyes on him and what a fortunate man he was for it. I shall miss him.
Art Read

Ann Quinn

June 15, 2021

To Pat and family
I am so sorry for your lost. You all are in my prayers

Always Ann Quinn

Linda Brown

June 15, 2021

Deepest condolences Pat to you and your family. I remember the fun we had in Italy, Joe drove and I navigated! We had a lot of laughs. Such a fun and sweet guy. I know you'll miss him terribly. Keep those memories alive. Sincere wishes of condolence, Linda

Nancy and Richard Meader

June 15, 2021

Oh Patty, Dick and I were so sorry to read about losing Joe in today’s Providence Journal. Immediately wonderful memories came flooding back from many years ago. Please express condolences to your entire family. We are presently out sailing in NE waters. Nancy and Dick

Doug Dunn

June 15, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Will always remember all those Saturday and Sunday afternoon CYO Basketball games we shared together. Joe was a special man and it is reflected in his wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, be assured the wonderful memories you have had with this special man will soon replace the sadness you feel today.
Doug & Ann Dunn

Ron Malo

June 15, 2021

Pat, Jay & family, so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Such fond memories of Joe during our children’s school years. Wonderful friend & family man. Rest In Peace Joe.

Mary Carter

June 15, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Pat and family for your loss. Be comforted now that Joe is resting in peace and surround yourself by many warm memories of him when he was alive and well.

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