Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan


Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan
    Sherill Ann (Geary) Duggan died August 18, 2018 at her home in Harwich Port surrounded by family after a long illness. She was 80 years old.
    Sherill was born July 1, 1938 in Leominster to Katharine and Donald Geary. She graduated from Leominster High School, attended Regis College, and earned certification to teach elementary school.  After graduating from Regis she taught at Dwight Elementary School in Hartford Conn. and, after marrying, at South Yarmouth Elementary School.
    While working in Chatham during a college summer, Sherill met her Denny and they married June 30, 1962. Together they built a home in Harwich Port where they lived for 56 years. She was a homemaker and mother to four children: Kevin, Kathleen, Elizabeth, and Brian.  Sherill’s greatest joy was the family she raised with Denny. She loved to prepare home cooked meals, bake delicious desserts, sew beautiful clothes for her daughters, and design personalized quilts for extended family. Her home was filled with carefully restored finds from the Saturday night auctions in North Harwich.   Her Catholic faith was central to Sherill’s life. She was daily communicant at Holy Redeemer Church before her illness and found happiness in the community of attendees at morning Mass.  Favorite times were spent on Red River Beach with family - in the same spot year after year -- surrounded by her good beach friends.  
    Sherill and Denny enjoyed travelling … starting with their honeymoon at Niagara Falls, many memorable family vacations, and more recently, winter visits to Florida where they treasured catching up with former Cape neighbors and close friends.
    Sherill was predeceased by her parents, her sister Karen Caisse and her brother Neil Geary. She is survived by her devoted husband Dennis, her children Brian, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Kevin (and his partner Paula), and loving extended family members.
    The family is grateful to the many skilled and compassionate professionals who cared for Sherill throughout her illness.  
    A funeral Mass in Memory of Sherill was celebrated  at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Avenue, Chatham, MA.  Interment followed at Island Pond Cemetery in Harwich.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sherill’s name may be made to Alzheimer Family Support Center of Cape Cod or Hope Hospice of Cape Cod.
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