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Sharon E. Poupart

July 1, 1944 — June 8, 2024

Southington, CT

Sharon E. Poupart

On June 8, 2024, Sharon E. Poupart took a hard left as she was cruising down the interstate of life and found a new route to explore. While the new direction takes her further from the existence that she has been accustomed to, it also brings her closer to the friends and family that blazed the new path that lay before her. She finds the sun high in the sky and the wind at her back as the SSR eats up the miles with the top down and the BEE GEES blaring from the cassette player.

 Sharon’s road-trip started on July 01, 1944 in Malone, NY when she was introduced to the world by her parents Myron and Rita Earley. She had nearly three years behind the wheel before one unforgettable April Fools day when her sibling count accelerated from none to one with the addition of her brother Steve. Sharon would eventually find her forever navigator and the love of her life, Ron Poupart, at the age of 20. Now, for anyone that may question their compatibility all you need do is understand that you really can’t have Sha“Ron”  without Ron…..her undeniable second half.

 Sharon and Ron would spend the better part of 43 years traveling the road of life as ONE. Throughout their journey they forged a lifetime of unforgettable memories and experiences. While not participating directly in parenthood, Sharon would not be denied leaving her indelible mark upon multitudes of children. Beginning as an English teacher and later by guiding troubled souls as a guidance counselor as she would utilize her full toolbox to finely tune the talents of her students. She would perform those duties diligently for 33 years before retirement in 2000 from Bristol Eastern High School. Retirement however would not mark the end of her contributions to society. Sharon played an integral part in the creation of Klingberg Auto Restoration Program that provides “hands-on work experience and job skills” for kids interested in auto restoration. Sharon would also continue her service to humanity as a traveling pit crew offering her guidance skills to anyone she would meet on the road that needed them.

 Even with Sharon’s dedication to education, there was always time to be shared with her soulmate Ron. One highlight included the hands-on restoration of “JULIE” a 1952 Buick Roadmaster Woody Wagon. They Frankensteined Julie from the brink of destruction and transformed her into a show stopper that would be the envy of the car world as she won many an award. A jaunt to Normandy, France in July 2006 to visit Ron’s father’s final resting place was an adventure not soon forgotten. Another favorite destination and pastime was time spent on the majestic Lake Saint Catherine, a beautiful body of crystal clear water that straddled the towns of Wells and Poultney, Vermont. That all started with a test drive in the 1950s, before the family finally closed the deal in 1970–a decision that resulted in unmeasurable unfettered joy for family and friends alike. Sharon would be remiss to not give a shout-out to her faithful furry feline companion from her later years. Lady Lili Marleen was her name and doing tricks for TRs was her game. Lili was a Ragdoll that had an uncanny ability to carry on a conversation with her owner and brought much joy to their co-existence. These episodes, among countless others, along with the love of family and a plethora of amazing friends, stand the test of time as validation to a very blessed life that was very well lived.

 Now time passes by as it always does and all great things must come to an end. It is without question that everyone that really knew Sharon was lucky to call her friend. But fear not, no need to worry, for every ending there is a new start to the next chapter of our story. Life goes on ...perhaps not the same as it was before…but new is full of WOW when seen in all of its glory. So Sharon heads down a new road better known as Heaven's Highway Express. You can rest assured that there are no bugs on the windshield and that the rims have been shined to look their very best. In the immortal words of Tom Cochrane, “LIFE IS A HIGHWAY – I WANNA RIDE IT ALL NIGHT LONG!” 

 In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to the Klingberg Family Centers, (Klingberg Family Centers) or to the Huntington Disease Society of America- Connecticut Chapter (https://connecticut.hdsa.org/).

 A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. A celebration of life will immediately follow. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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