Sharon Ellen Timmons
Deerfield, N.H. — Sharon Ellen Timmons, 55, of Deerfield died Friday, March 8, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends, in Exeter Hospital, Exeter, N.H., after a sudden and brief illness.
Sharon was born June 4, 1957, in Ludlow, Mass., to Ronald and Patricia (Guilbault) Lent. She was the beloved daughter of Patricia and stepfather William Rockwell of E. Thetford, Vt. She was brought up, from the age of 21/2, by her mother and stepfather, Dr. Philip W. Cummings, of Maine and Pa., who died in 1978.
Sharon married Louis Henault, in 1973 of Springfield, Mass. They had one son, Sean. They were divorced in 1976. In 1989, she married David Timmons of Thetford, Vt. They had one son, Brendan. They divorced after 24 years, though Sharon was still David’s best friend.
She leaves her companion of four years, Robert O’Neil of Deerfield. Sharon and Robert purchased the Historic Prescott Tavern and Inn on Deerfield Parade. Sharon and Robert were in the process of renovating this building. Sharon loved this Historic Inn and spent many hours decorating it. They had plans to open a B&B. She had a natural talent for decorating.
Sharon is survived by her two sons, Sean E. Henault 34, of Springfield, Mass., and Brendan S. Timmons 17, of East Thetford; three siblings, Geoffrey S. Cummings and his wife, Joann of Williamstown, Vt., Susan M. Lornitzo of Bradford, Vt., and Lee M. Cummings and his wife, Octaviyani, of Florence, Ariz.; as well as an uncle, Burton L. Guilbault and his wife, Robin, of Littleton, N.H.; step-sister, Mary Rockwell and her husband, Brian of Richmond, Vt.; several nieces and nephews; many close, special friends; and her cat Charlotte.
Sharon was a teacher, and was currently working as a Special Education Coordinator at the Groveton Elementary School, in Groveton, N.H. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Norwich University in 1989; her M.A. in Education from Lesley College in 1994. She received her Special Education Certification from the University of Vermont in 2006; and was working toward her Special Education Administration Certification at the University of New Hampshire. Sharon also earned a Certificate in Business Design from Johnson State College in 1980; and a degree in Art/Curriculum Development from Goddard College in 1983.
Sharon held several classroom and administrative positions in Vermont and New Hampshire utilizing her extensive education.
She loved life, had a passion for music, and especially loved Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Janis Joplin. She was fun-loving, and enjoyed making people laugh. She collected doll houses and their furnishings, having two of them on display in one of the living rooms in the house she loved.
We would like to thank all Sharon’s good friends who have come to support us and those who have sent condolences.
We also want to thank the staff at Exeter Hospital ICU, who were wonderful throughout this whole, very hard, time.
Services will be held Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Thetford Baptist Church, 97 Church Lane, East Thetford, Vt., followed by a reception at the church. Sharon will be interred at the Danville Cemetery in Danville, Vt., beside her grandparents, Lee and Mavis Guilbault. For information please call Geoffrey at 802-565-0235.
Good bye Sharon! Our hearts are sad and hurting with you gone. In her memory donations may be made to the SPCA. Our lives will never be the same.
Arrangements were by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter. Please visit www.Stockbridgefh.com.