On March 10, 2020, Sharon Ann Carapazza passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. At the age of 60, she left behind her long-term battle with COPD.
Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Sharon later moved out to Long Island, where she met and married her husband of 43 years. After having three sons, they moved to Florida to raise them and ended up living at the baseball fields, watching games and practices. Their boys were the true trophies of both their lives. She cherished each one and later adored her grandchildren just as much.
Sharon passionately loved friends and family, enjoyed traveling to see them and cherished time visiting together. Faithfulness and tenacity are two qualities she will be remembered for because she would never quit and never give up on anyone. She loved the beach and its sunsets and was one of Judge Judy’s most faithful fans.
After expecting to pass away last May, Sharon credited her recovery as a miracle God gave her to have a little more time. In that last year of her life, she finally understood how much she was loved and valued by God. She wanted to share that realization with everyone she spoke with, yet watching the transformation of her heart and love was the best testimony those around her got to witness.
She is survived by her three sons - Sal (Tricia), Victor (Stephanie), and Charlie (Heather) Carapazza; her eight grandchildren – Alivia, Dominic, Luciano, Isabella, Natalia, Victoria, Savannah, and Charlie Luca; her sister Linda (Tommy) Donegan; her brothers- and sisters-in-law - Joseph & Dawn Carapazza; Gloria Carapazza & Brian Ratzlaff; Tara & Solomon Alemayehu, Mia & Andy Kusch, and Chad Wodraska; and her life-long, best friend, Lee Girisi-Hines.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wayne Carapazza; her mother, Delores Basile; her sisters, Donna Caradonna & Mona DiRenzo; and her sister-in-law Nancy Wodraska.
Her family extends its deepest gratitude for all those who poured out their love and attention during her most difficult time. It was your love and compassion that made her ending so beautiful.
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