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Sharon M Derochers

August 5, 1942 — December 1, 2023



Sharon M. (McHardy) Derochers, born on August 5, 1942, in Quincy, MA, was known as one of the sweetest and strong-willed women one could ever meet. Her integrity, kindness, faith, strength, compassion, and unconditional love touched many lives in her 81 years. Sharon was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed celebrating her faith at Saint Joseph’s Parish near her home in Braintree, MA where she lived for over 55 years with the love of her life.


Sharon is survived by her loving family; her beloved husband who held her hand and her heart for over 62 years, Paul Derochers; daughters, Laurie (Frank) Kaminsky and Lynne (Michael) Bucci; son, Scott (Angela) Derochers; eleven grandchildren, Lauren Kaminsky, Jonathan Kaminsky, Ryan Kaminsky, Michael Bucci, Stephanie Bucci, Brianna Bucci, Caitlyn Bucci, Derek Picard, Nichole Derochers, Olivia Derochers, and Emily Derochers; two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Amaya Picard; her brother Ralph (Mary) McHardy; brother-in-law, Dick (Martha) Cronin; several nieces and nephews, and so very many friends/family who feel blessed to have known her.


She was predeceased by her parents, James and Abigail McHardy, her brother James (Renee) McHardy, and her best friend since age 5, Geraldine “Geri” (Campbell) Bono. After Geri’s passing, Sharon adopted the role of “Auntie” and “Nannie” for her best friends children Jennifer, Lisa, Jeremy, and Johnny, and grandchildren, Mason, Libby, Will, and Ryan.


Sharon loved to visit Bar Harbor, ME, and her Brother Jim’s house on the lake in NH. Sharon was a diehard New England sports fan, with a special love for the Bruins.


There is no doubt that the epicenter of Sharon’s world was her grandchildren. She loved being “Nannie”, spending time with them celebrating, dancing, and playing. She will be sincerely missed.


A service to celebrate Sharon's life will held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10:00 am, in the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475, Calling hours will be from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the amazing Ascend Hospice, 352 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604. 

To leave an online condolence please visit,

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery

111 Glenallen St, Winchendon, MA 01475

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