Sharon F. Turmelle

  • Born: May 13, 1943
  • Died: December 23, 2020
  • Location: Concord, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon Ann Turmelle, 77, of Concord died peacefully at home on December 23, 2020 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on May 13, 1943 in Littleton to the late Fredrica Hope Flynn and Timothy Peter Flynn, M.D., Sharon was raised in Lancaster with her three sisters where they were commonly known as "the Flynn girls." Sharon graduated from Lancaster High School and held a Bachelor of Education from Plymouth State College. She taught fifth grade and high school history and shared her love of learning with her grandchildren. Sharon was a one-woman lending library for her stepdaughters with volumes from her extensive personal library. She also enjoyed reading, photography, birdwatching, and took great joy in the antics of her parakeet "Rainbow." A generous woman with a pragmatic outlook on life, Sharon's kindness, sense of humor, and love will be missed. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 23 years, Jules Roger Turmelle and by two sisters, Fredrica (Ricky) Griffin and Patricia Pelletier.

She is survived by daughter Kelly (Mason) Lloyd of Lake Luzerne, NY, son Kevin Mason of Concord, stepdaughters Elizabeth (Turmelle) Valway of Portsmouth, Jennifer (Turmelle) Boulanger of Northwood, Joanne (Turmelle) Forrest of Acton, MA, Amy (Turmelle) Gilbert of Fort Collins, CO; many grandchildren; a sister, Maureen LaCasse of Old Lyme, CT; and nieces, and nephews.

Friends and family are invited for an interment ceremony at Mount Calvary Cemetery on Friday April 16th at 11:00 AM. In Sharon's memory, the family suggests donations to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301, or the Payson Center for Cancer Care, Concord Hospital 250 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301, Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

I grew up with the Flynn girls, one street over. Later, I taught social studies with Sharon who rescued me more than once when I was in need. I remember her as always positive and fun to be around and am happy to have known her all those years ago. I extend my most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Jane Roberts - Strafford, NH   January 06, 2021

One of my most favorite cousins. A fun one, for sure. And that laugh of hers! So many wonderful memories from years gone by. I hate that COVID kept us from seeing each other during her struggle with cancer. My thoughts and prayers to all of Sharon’s extended family, especially Kelly, Kevin and Maureen. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by Jani Fillion - Family   January 05, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Sharon's family. I worked with her many years ago at the Landmark Restaurant. I would see her at the Payson Center when I was there with my husband. I kept saying to my husband I know that woman finally I said to her are you Sharon Mason. They both fought a valent battle, he lost his battle July 3rd. Again my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Barbara Scott - CONCORD, NH - Coworker   January 05, 2021


Missing our talks on my way in to work each morning ~ Jenny

Posted by Jennifer Boulanger - Northwood, NH   January 05, 2021

I worked with Sharon at Center Woods Elementary school. What a fun, loving person. Sometimes you just meet someone and you "click". We had the same sense of humor and had so many laughs, at ourselves and situations in life. I enjoyed being around Sharon and knowing that I could be myself. She was a true friend. It always amazed me that she could walk into a classroom and within ten minutes she had memorized all the students names. The knowledge and experiences she had that she would share with us were wonderful.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will remember the wonderful times I had with Sharon and have a laugh in her memory.

Posted by Nancy Croteau - Weare, NH - Coworker   January 05, 2021

Family Album