Bonnie L. (Francisco) Sharp

Died: Sat., May 6, 2017


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SHARP, Bonnie L. (Francisco)

Age 66 of Pine Circle Ext, Horseheads, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday May 6, 2017. Bonnie was born in Elmira October 20, 1950 to Raymond and Dorothy (Clearwater) Francisco. She is survived by her husband, David Sharp of Horseheads; daughters, Sheila Sharp of Havelock, NC, Pamela (Thomas) DiFilippo of Forest Hill, MD, Kimberly (Ryan) McDermott of Garden City, NY; grandchildren, Lindsey (Ryan) Burtscher, David (Charity) Grazioso, Kirstie Seeley, Kyle and Mallory DiFilippo, Kullen, Logan and Masyn McDermott; great grandchildren, Jasper Farren, Raymond and Samuel Seeley; sisters and brothers, Darlene (James) O’Neill of Elmira, NY, Steve (Susan) Francisco of San Clemente, CA, Suzanne Francisco of Corning, NY, Ronald (Nga) Francisco of Horseheads; and several nieces and nephews; many friends; co-workers. Bonnie worked at Southern Tier Pediatrics and in the office of Dr. Finnerty for over 30 years.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished time spent with family. Her beautiful heart and caring nature nurtured and healed so many. Bonnie will be forever remembered for her smile and her ability to light up a room. Anyone who had ever met her, even for a brief moment, had fallen in love with her.  Her genuine heart is felt by all who knew her. Services with Barber Funeral Home Horseheads took place privately. Those wishing may remember Bonnie with memorials in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memorial and Honor Program 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38105 www.stjude.org. Condolences at www.barberfuneralhome.com

 

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Mary Ann O'Herron
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
To Sweet Bonnie's Family,

It's not many of us who can say that have personally known an angel on earth, but I can attest to that as it relates to your beloved Bonnie. I first met her almost 35 years ago when my daughter was born with congenital heart disease. She was my husband's and my first contact who reached out to us from the world of pediatric cardiology to assist Dr. Finnerty in making arrangements to transport our baby to Strong Memorial Hospital for her first heart surgery.

Bonnie was the kind and gracious voice on the phone whenever I phoned Dr. Finnerty's office who continually offered me assurances that everything would be okay. She was also the one with the smiling face and dancing eyes who would greet us at Dr. Finnerty's office with hugs and optimism. Not only did she provide my daughter with outstanding nursing care throughout the years, but she also had a sincere and loving concern for her, always interested in her education, musical endeavors, engagement and marriage, and lovingly welcomed into the world my daughter's and son-in-law's baby daughter. Bonnie thought of her patients and cared for them in the same fashion as she cared for her own children and grandchildren.

I miss you already, Bonnie, and I thank you forever and always providing me with your sincere friendship and your continual gift of hope to me and my family -- there is no gift greater than that. And although earth has lost an angel, heaven is rejoicing that they have gained an amazing one in you. Please shine down on us from time-to-time. Believe me, we will know it's you.