Patricia Mary Scharr died peacefully on October 29, 2018 after a long illness.
She is survived by her siblings: Margaret M. Sagarese, Grace Scharr McEnaney, Frederick Scharr, Joseph Scharr and cherished friends Maise, Yvette, and Janelle St. Louis.
Patricia graduated from Hunter College, Bronx, NY and received her Master’s Degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She worked as an elementary school teacher in Chicago for many years while developing an interest in scuba diving. Patricia ultimately became a dive master and diving club owner on Grand Cayman Island and subsequently served on the board of PADI and The National Association of Underwater Instructors before returning to the States. Later, Patricia became an award-winning American Red Cross fundraising executive and contributed to that effort for 25 years until her recent retirement. Her best love was singing with the Waterbury Chorale, Danbury Concert Chorus and the St. Rose of Lima choir.
A funeral mass will be offered for Patricia at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St Rose of Lima Church or the Regional Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury CT, 06810.
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Regional Hospice & Home Care
30 Milestone Rd., Danbury CT 06810
St. Rose of Lima Church
46 Church Hill Rd, Newtown CT 06470