Mary J. Greene Sherlach

Mary J. Greene Sherlach, age 56, beloved wife of William Sherlach of Trumbull, died on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Born in Endicott, NY on February 11, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Annetta Corgiat Greene.

Always interested in helping others, Mary received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master's degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She started her career working in psychiatric facilities in New York. Her work as a school psychologist began in North Haven and Redding.

In 1994 she started her work at Sandy Hook Elementary School, doing what she termed "God's work" by helping children who needed her the most.

Mary is remembered as a loving wife and mother, and a caring soul who was always there to lend an ear or a shoulder to someone in need.

In addition to her husband Bill of 31 years, she leaves two loving daughters, Maura Lynn Schwartz and her husband Eric of NJ and Katy S. Sherlach of VA, two brothers, Joseph Greene and his wife Kelty of CO, Dennis Greene of FL, two sisters, Jane Dougherty and her husband Timothy of CO and Suzanne Connors and her husband Dale of CO.

Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for a Memorial Mass. Committal will be private. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Fund for Health and Wellness, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 to continue her work with children and mental health.

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