Sharon Avis Newsky
April 16, 1943 - February 27, 2018
Service Date: March 3, 2018
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12/Noon at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred, Maine. Immediately following the service, you are invited to visit and enjoy light refreshments with Sharon's family until 2:30 p.m. Private committal prayers and burial in the family cemetery.
Sharon Avis Newsky, 74, of South Berwick, Maine died on February 27, 2018 after an eight month long battle with melanoma. She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Lewis Warren Newsky.
Sharon was born on April 16, 1943 in York, Maine, the daughter of Victor and Marguerite Barr. She was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Avis & Edwin Sargent, and her beloved grandmother Cathie Harvey. She grew up in South Berwick, attended Berwick Academy, and continued her education in literature and drama at the University of New Hampshire, where she participated in the fencing club, the debate team, the National Honor Society, and became fluent in three languages.
Inspired by her father’s florist business, she moved to Durham, NH after marriage and established New Sky Greenhouses, which became one of the largest wholesale bedding plant growers in New England. She was an artist and has left a legacy of beautiful nature-inspired oil paintings. Fiercely independent, her love was her family, dogs, and homestead.
She is survived by her daughters, Robin Lee Newsky, Sharon Anne Gagne with husband Jon, and Victoria Brooke Parker with husband Charles. She has four grandchildren, Katherine Gagne, Jonathan Gagne, Lachlan Parker, and Angus Parker, one great grandson, Kain Manning, and her brother, Harvey Barr with wife Rita.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12/Noon at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred, ME. Immediately following the service, you are invited to visit and enjoy light refreshments with Sharon’s family until 2:30 p.m. Private committal prayers and burial will be held at the family cemetery in South Berwick, Maine.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.