Sharon L. Corey
Sharon L. Corey
BRISTOL — Sharon Legresley Corey left her loving family to be with the Lord the evening of January 15th, 2014. Sharon’s spirit departed under the watchful eyes of her loving family. Her passing was the culmination of a year-long journey of determined work to cure her cancer.
Sharon was born in Rutland, Vermont, to William and Mary (Legresley) Corey. She was the second of six children. She grew up in Proctor, Vermont, graduated from Proctor High School in 1969, and attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1973. Sharon began her teaching career at the Stafford Career Center in Rutland, while working on completing a Master’s degree in Special Education. With compassion, intellect, energy and grace, Sharon continued her career in South Burlington City Schools and taught her final 21 years at Bristol Elementary School. Sharon was an outstanding teacher, earning honors for her skills and well-respected for her close, caring work with children and their families.
Sharon’s life was filled with great meaning. When asked about her greatest accomplishment, she said raising her wonderful daughter and son. Caring relationships were central to Sharon’s life, and her love was a “gift” to so many family and friends. After retirement, Sharon expanded her life’s focus and traveled the world.
Sharon leaves behind her son, Jared Williams, daughter Lauren Williams Isensee, her husband, Jeffrey Isensee, and her granddaughters, Shaelyn and Alexis. She is greatly missed by her siblings: brother Michael Corey and his wife, Diane, of Bristol and their sons, Devin Corey and Keil Corey; a sister, Linda Krone, husband William and their children, Alex Krone and fiancée Christine Turner and daughter Jessica and Austin Kehl; brother William “Chuck” Corey, wife Kathy and their children, Caitlin Drechsler and husband Justin, Jill Corey and Ryan Corey; brother Robert Corey; sister Maureen Gibeault and husband Brad and children Corey, Morgan and Conor. Sharon was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Corey of West Rutland, Vermont.
Sharon was blessed with the care of the nurses and caregivers of Addison County Home Health and Hospice, who skillfully attended to her needs and comforted her.
A celebration of Sharon’s life will take place at the Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St., Bristol, Vt., on February 8th, 2014, at 11 a.m. A gathering will be held immediately after at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sharon’s name, to The Watershed Center, PO Box 96, Bristol, VT 05443.