Sharon  Fitzpatrick
A celebration of life for Sharon K. Fitzpatrick, 65, of New Albany, Indiana, will be held at 3 p.m, on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Pkwy in Jeffersonville. Visitation will be held on Sunday prior to the service from 12 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Sharon passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Jewish Hospital.
Sharon was born on January 16, 1955 in New Albany, Indiana, to the late Gerald and Marjorie Fitzpatrick. In her youth, she enjoyed traveling, camping, and being outdoors with nature. Sharon played the French horn in local bands and orchestras from grade school through college and into her 20's. She graduated as Valedictorian from Jeffersonville High School in 1973, and went on to graduate from Ball State University in 1977, and the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After school, Sharon worked in several areas of veterinary medicine and in several locations across the United States.She always had a love for animals. After retirement, she enjoyed working in her garden.
She is survived by her two sisters, Beverly Townsend (Neil), of Las Cruces, NM; Carol Walton (Dan), of New Albany, IN; an uncle, James Fitzpatrick (Shirley), of Frankfort, KY; a niece, Katherine Nacrelli (Matthew), of New Albany, IN; two nephews, Andrew Walton, of New Albany, IN; Dylan Townsend, of Guangzhou, China; two great nieces, Maggie Rose Nacrelli and Nora Grace Nacrelli; and her longtime caregiver and friend, Janet Eldridge.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Purdue Veterinary School of Medicine or to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Published on February 19, 2020


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Kathy Dees
Feb 20, 2020
I am Sharon's first cousin. Although I didn't see her much in later years, we had many wonderful visits when we were growing up, as our mothers were sisters. I always enjoyed Sharon and I fondly remember playing games of monopoly and go to the head of the class and sleeping overnight with my cousins in the big house on Court Street in Jeffersonville. We watched fireworks together and sometimes took a walk to get ice cream bars or Sharon's dad made homemade ice cream in their backyard.
She later became a vet and treated large farm animals and later on smaller animals as she struggled with diabetes (which she developed as a teenager), severe arthritis and failing eyesight at very early age
...s. She did not let her medical issues defeat her though, she persisted and in later years she did consulting on animal behavior and psychology. Sharon will be dearly missed and remembered fondly.Read more