John Patrick Sharkey

John “Sean” Patrick Sharkey, 88

John “Sean” Patrick Sharkey, of West Orange passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Visiting will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main St. in West Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to: Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter 400 Morris Ave. Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834-1365.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052.  

John was born in  Cloonfad, Tibohine, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States, after stops in England and Wales, in 1959. Originally residing in Orange, New Jersey, he moved to West Orange in 1974. He was well known and respected in the West Orange community. He had an incredible work ethic and his backyard garden was his pride and joy. He was a great friend to all. He was employed by Bell Telephone for 32 years and was a member of many local organizations.

John was married for 59 years and is survived by his wife, Mary Sharkey (nee Carroll). Devoted father of John "Sean" Sharkey Jr., and his wife Elizabeth. Loving grandfather of Aislinn Sharkey. Cherished brother of Jean Armstrong and Helena Sharkey & her husband Alfred Sharkey. He is predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Catherine Sharkey. John is also predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Grady, and brother, Robert Sharkey.