Obituary: Sharon M. McNamee

Sharon M. McNamee, at 53
Sharon M. McNamee, 53, of Hull, died April 24, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
Ms. McNamee lived her life with compassion, energy, and adventure. She enjoyed the distinct honor of having been a key member of her “other” family, the Hull High Marching Pirates. This well-known and respected group of her fellow students, teachers, parents, and supporters played a major role in her life, right up to her last days. 
For a number of years, Ms. McNamee was able to spread her wings and share her unforgettable charm and personality all over the states of Florida and New York. She returned to her family and her early childhood friends when she came home to Hull in the fall of 2016. 
Ms. McNamee was a very deep and complex woman and was very passionate about her many interests. She had a profound interest in and appreciation for the arts. She worked in the arts while in Florida and New York, and her work allowed her to rub elbows with many celebrities over the years. She took pleasure in reading, as well as in what was perhaps her true passion, writing. She spent a significant amount of time writing about her life experiences and corresponding with close friends and family. 
Ms. McNamee also enjoyed the outdoors, including nature walks, gardening, and walks along Nantasket Beach. She enjoyed following her favorite Boston sports teams, including the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. She had a deep love for animals, including her childhood German shepherd Heidi, her cat Seth, and her most recent cat Phoebe. She was also very charitable and cared deeply for the disadvantaged. Her kindness and compassion, her enduring love for her family and friends, and her infectious smile and sweet voice will be cherished memories for all who knew her.
She was comforted and surrounded by her many friends and family members during her final days. She was truly adored. 
Ms. McNamee was predeceased by her mother, Rita D. (Shields) McNamee. She is survived by her father, Robert G. McNamee; her brothers Robert F., Thomas R., William E., Richard F., and Francis C. McNamee; and her sisters Keri A. McNamee and Dyanne M. Small, in addition to their spouses and significant others. Ms. McNamee is also survived by many extended family members and countless beloved friends. 
A graveside tribute will take place at the Hull Village Cemetery on Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. All family and friends are respectfully invited.
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