1956 – 2019
Thompson – James E. Sharples, III, 62, of Thompson Rd, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at his home. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late James and Rosa (Demers) Sharples, II.
Mr. Sharples worked as a machinist for Arrow Diversified in Ellington, CT. He was a proud member of A.A. for 22 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, music and baking apple pies.
James is survived by his son, James Sharples, IV and his wife Dr. Kimberly Legere-Sharples of Meriden; his daughters, Mary May Messenger of Lewiston, ME, and Samantha A. Sharples and her companion Marvin Clemente of Willimantic; his sisters, Carol Beauchesne of N. Grosvenordale, and Diane Dixon of Webster, MA; his grandchildren, Zachariah, Amaré, Anastasia, Ailonnie and Bruin; and his cousin and best friend, George Pickett, Jr.; his step-siblings, Bill Morton, Bob Morton, Steve Morton, Lauri Clerico, Michael Morton and Kevin Morton. He was predeceased by his step-mother, the late Lorraine Sharples, and his step-brother, the late Eddie Morton.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with James’ family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St, N. Grosvenordale, CT with a Mass of Christian Burial taking place at 10:30 in the church. Burial will follow in West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, CT. Memorial donations may be made in James’ name to your local food pantry. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.