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Obituary for Sharon L. Gilmore

Sharon L Gilmore, 76, of Groton, New York died February 15, 2022 at the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center after a short illness.

Born April 23, 1945 in Gouverneur, NY she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Evelyn Porter Richards.

Having been one of nine siblings she grew up in the Gouverneur area and graduated from the Herman DeKalb High School.

Moving to the Groton area in 1964, she became employed with Smith Corona Marchant where she worked for 33 years. She then worked for Dr. Secord for 10 years until retiring. In her leisure she enjoyed her coffee club in Groton, gardening, Hallmark movies, reading, and spending time with her pets and family.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years Arthur R. Gilmore, her son, Jeffrey (Pamela) Cronk of Groton, stepson Trent (Terri) Gilmore of Vacaville, California, her grandchildren: Allison, Marissa and Adam Cronk and Riley and Natalie Gilmore, as well as several siblings.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband Charles Cronk in 1990 and her son, Thomas Cronk in 2020.

Sharon/Mom/Nanny loved many and was loved by many.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 1 to 3 PM at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 William St. Groton.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM following visitation with Reverend John Binkiwitz officiating. Following the service will be time for food and fellowship at the Groton American Legion. Spring interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ithaca SPCA.

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