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Sharon H. Giammatteo

May 10, 1948 — February 12, 2015

Sharon H. Giammatteo

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, at home with her husband Tom by her side, Sharon Honey (Babad, Weiselfish) Giammatteo released her spirit from her physical body.

Sharon was born on May 10, 1948 in Toronto, Canada. She was a citizen of the world. Sharon's impact on so many people will be cherished forever. She was world healer, pioneer and innovator in the field of holistic medicine. Her contributions were profound. Sharon developed Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) over the last forty years which has helped so many people find their way to better health.

Sharon made Aliyah to Israel at the age of 18 and lived and studied in Israel until moving to the United States. Sharon earned her Physical Therapy degree in Israel. She continued in her studies and earned a Bachelors in Advanced Health Science and Medicine, a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience, and a Doctorate focusing in traumatic brain injury and coma. After leaving Israel and moving to Connecticut, Sharon returned to Israel many times over her lifetime. With her husband Tom, Sharon founded the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, headquartered in West Hartford, CT, and the IMT Association, a non-profit professional organization for the IMT community. During her career, Sharon has taught and trained practitioners all over the world. Sharon published many books and course manuals over the years. Sharon devoted her life to health and healing.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Thomas, her three children; Nim, Amir, and Ayelet, her daughters-in-law and son-in-law; Jennifer, Andrea, and Matthew, her grandchildren; Phineas, Mateo, Jordana, Indra, and Mila, her sister and brother and their spouses; Arlene, Michael, Cathy and Archie, her niece and nephew; Beth and Sidney, her mother-in-law, Teresa, and her dogs, Dylan and Abbey. Sharon was predeceased by her sister, Tamara.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon's memory may be made to the Sharon Giammatteo Memorial Fund through http://www.gofundme.com/SharonGiammatteo.

A memorial service to celebrate Sharon's life will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

FUNERAL SERVICES

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon's memory may be made to the Sharon Giammatteo Memorial Fund through http://www.gofundme.com/SharonGiammatteo.

A memorial service to celebrate Sharon's life will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home.

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