Sharon L. “Sherry” Thorpe

March 8, 2024
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Gorham- Sharon L. Thorpe, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 8, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

Sherry was born on November 1, 1944, a daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy Neufang. She was a graduate of Gorham Central School, and afterward was employed for several years by Fleet/Norstar Bank. She and her husband, Fred, were married on August 22, 1964 before welcoming a daughter, Christine, in August 1965 and son, Craig, in January 1970.

Sherry was a devoted wife and mother, and she began what became her true life’s work when she retired from the bank to spend time with her grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy, and through the years, she and her loving husband enjoyed many family vacations, attended countless sporting events and school activities, graduations, and milestones, always her children and grandchildren’s biggest fan. For the remainder of her years, she cherished her family more than anything and was always their greatest supporter.

Sherry is survived by one daughter, Christine (Paul) Chapman; one son, Craig (Jolene) Thorpe; and 4 grandchildren, Adam (Rachel) Chapman, Jenna (Matthew) Turetsky, Jack Thorpe, and Annabelle Weston.

She is also survived by brother, Richard (Carol) Neufang; and sister, Connie (Dean) Burden; 2 sisters-in-law, Janice (Paul) Smith and June (Earl) Pettit; brother-in-law, Roger Thorpe; as well as nieces and nephews.

Sherry was predeceased on March 25, 2023 by her husband of 58 years, Frederick B. Thorpe.

A Private Burial will be held at Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Marcus Whitman Football Boosters, 4100 Baldwin Road, Rushville, NY 14544 or Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
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Norm & Lois Lee from Bradenton, Florida on Mar. 10, 2024

To the Family . Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family! I knew your Mom and Dad and Dick very well.

Becky (Davis) Suttmeier from Gorham, New York on Mar. 10, 2024

So very sorry for your loss 😥 Your Mom was such a a sweet lady.

Leah Kuntz Hotchkiss from Manchester NY on Mar. 11, 2024

So sorry for your loss. I graduated with your parents. Thoughts and prayers for your family. She will be missed. With Sympathy, Leah Kuntz Hotchkiss

Gail Colaneri from Bluff Point, NY on Mar. 11, 2024

To the Thorpe/Chapman families. Letting you all know that you and Sherry have been, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers. May Sherry and Fred continue to watch over you. She was a wonderful person. Love and hugs.
The Colaneri Family 💕

Christie Artlip Nicodemus from Madisonville TN on Mar. 11, 2024

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom and my mom working at the bank together and all the band/colorguard competitions. They were our biggest fans along with all of the other moms. Sending prayers and hugs to you all.

Terry Knapton from Stanley on Mar. 11, 2024

So sorry, Chris and Craig, for the passing of your mom. Your mom and dad were super people. Thankful that God had placed Fred my life all these years. Sweet lady, your mom. They will be missed

Jerry &Mary Lazarus from RUSHVILLE NY on Mar. 14, 2024

To the Thorpe family. Our hearts are broken for your loss. We will always charish the time we spent together. Sometimes we laughed together and sometimes we cried together at band and colorguard shows. Sending love & prayers to all.

Sharon Randall from Stanley, NY on Mar. 14, 2024

So sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. Sending prayers for the families🙏🙏🙏🙏

Tom Brady from Waterloo, NY on May. 2, 2024

I just heard of Sherry's passing. My condolences to all the Thorpe's and Chapmans. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady.

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