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Sharon Lee Riley October 16, 1942 - June 19, 2020

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Sharon Lee Stacy Riley, of Windham, Maine and Mesa, Arizona, died after a lengthy illness on June 19, 2020, at her Mesa home surrounded by her family. She was 77.

She was born in Portland, a daughter of Myron “Mike” and Eleanor Shaw Stacy. She grew up in Kezar Falls and South Portland, Maine. Sharon graduated from South Portland High School in 1961 and attended the former Westbrook College for business.

She retired from Unum in Portland after 31 years of service including supervisor roles.

Over the years she worked as a volunteer “doing good things in the neighborhood” as a Unum retiree.  She was also an active member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary for many years.

She was a member of the Windham Hill Club, the Windham Hill Church Book Club and a past member of the Windham Hill Church.

She enjoyed reading, county and western music, dining with friends, traveling, and spending winters in Arizona with her daughter and family.  Her grandchildren were her utmost  pride and joy and she loved every moment she spent with them.

Her husband of 46 years, Raymond Howard Riley, a brother, Richard Stacy, and a sister, Barbara Stacy Roy, died previously.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Riley DeLeo, son-in-law, Joseph DeLeo, granddaughter, Julia N. DeLeo, and grandson, Anthony J. DeLeo, all of Mesa, and four nieces and a nephew.

Sharon is also survived by John Heseltine, her fiance. Sharon and John had been high school classmates and reunited in 2014.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Kezar Falls. A donation to a favorite charity in Sharon’s memory is requested in lieu of flowers.

Services being handled by the family.

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    Carroll & Cheryl Eastman says

    We will miss cousin Sharon as my sister and I always tried to get together every summer when we got home from our winter homes and catch up! We were close cousins as she went to our schools when younger and the past few years came to our School Reunions! Of course, we always got to see her at the famous “Stacy Reunions” for many years. She was a great lady and we extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the DeLeo family.

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    Micki Blanchet says

    Deb and family, John,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. I had been thinking of her in the past couple of weeks. I had known her for over 40 years, working with her at Unum, getting together for lunch when she had retired and when home in Maine. She will be missed.

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    Judy Miller says

    Deb, Joey, Julia, Anthony and John,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Sharon, a very special lady. I had known her for many years and and she was a very dear friend . I looked forward to our visits when she returned from Arizona and sharing the news of her grandchildren’s latest accomplishments. She was so very proud of all of you. You were the lights of her life!.
    I will miss her greatly.

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    Judy Miller says

    Deb , Joey, Julia, Anthony and John,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on Sharon’s passing. She was a very special lady and a dear friend. I looked forward to our lunches and hearing about her grandchildren’s latest accomplishments. She was so very proud of all of you. You were the lights of her life!.
    I will miss her greatly.

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