Winthrop - Sharon P. Mitchell, 69, passed away Thursday evening at her home. Arrangements are entrusted with the Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Sharon was born in Kentucky on August 10, 1942, the daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Regan) Podvin. Early in life, Sharon moved from state to state with her family, where she attended many different schools. Sharon married Gary Roberts in 1962, together the couple had three children, and later they parted company. On August 24, 1991 she united into marriage with Albert Mitchell, together they made their home on a quiet road in the town of Stockholm, working hard and enjoying family.
Sharon volunteered for a year at the NYSARC Day Abilitation in Norwood until she was hired in 1986. Later she was transferred to the Potsdam Day Abilitation as an Assistant Practitioner where she completed her 25 years of faithful service. Sharon dearly loved the staff and especially the clients she cared for there. After retirement, she continued to visit when she could.
After many years of hard work on the farm and service to NYSARC, during retirement she found great pleasure in watching NASCAR, finishing word search book, gardening, facebooking her family and friends and sitting on the couch with her dogs. Most of all, though, she adored her family with all her heart and spending time with them was her greatest joy.
She leaves behind her husband Albert; two daughters Marion (Patrick) Bradish of Winthrop, Christina (Albert) Groebler of Norfolk; a son Charles (Teddra) Roberts of North Lawrence, her beloved grandchildren; Akaycia and Daniel Colbert, Brittany and Rahel Groebler, Eyan, Zaine, and Wyatte Roberts; two great grandchildren, Carson and Rowan Colbert, her brother, Robert and Donna Podvin of Magnolia, TX. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Sharon was predeceased by her sister Kay.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8 and Wednesday from 12-2. Funeral Services honoring the life of Sharon will be held Wednesday at 2pm upon conclusion of visitation, with the Rev. Don Curry presiding.
If one chose's to do so, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Potsdam Humane Society.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Mitchell family at www.hammillfh.com