Sharon Marie DeFreitas

Sharon Marie DeFreitas – 62 – of East Boston, passed away on January 1st after a long battle with cancer. She passed with her husband by her side. Sharon was born October 8th 1960 in Bermuda to the late William Reed and Patricia sullivan. She was also sister to the late Tracy Reed.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband Shannon L DeFreitas, children Brandy, Matthew his wife Emily, Justin his wife Diandra along with the late Desiree Dorato. Aunt to Tracy’s children Scarlett and Spencer. Adored grandmother to Dominic, Quentin, Sophia, Isabella and Aiden whom they affectionately called Nana. Sharon was also an adoptive mother and grandmother to many, those of which called her “Ma” or “Mrs D”.

Sharon was raised in Northern California with her parents. It was there, she met the love of her life and husband for over 40 years Shannon.They went on to have a daughter, and two sons. Soon after Sharon moved to Massachusetts she started working as a Para-profesional with the Boston Public School system at the Harvard Kent Elementary School in Charlestown. Where she worked for over 30 years. Sharon took great pride and joy in her job, she lived her life wanting to help others. Making sure that all her students knew that they were worth it, and that they were capable of accomplishing anything that they put their minds to.

Sharon was well loved in the Charlestown community and also the East Boston community where she raised her family. 

Sharon, for many years worked for the Favaloros in East Boston at Swish n’ Swash laundromat on Maverick Street. Sharon considered them family. 

Those of us who were lucky enough to have known Sharon, know that she would be the first person to give you the shirt off her back and her last dime…she was selfless, compassionate, and caring.

To all that really knew her, she loved well and was well loved. Her smile, laughter and loving heart will be dearly missed and will never be fully replaced. With heavy hearts, we say ” Rest in Peace “. 

Join us for a celebration of life at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown – 545 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129 on Sunday the 22nd of January, From the hours of 2-6PM.


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4 Condolences

  1. Kathy Gouthro on January 18, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss Sharon was a great person. She had an open heart for everyone she knew.. RIP you will never be forgotten.💔🙏🏻😇

  2. Michelle Drosos on January 19, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Sending my love to all of you.

  3. Carla Marrero on January 21, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    It was a privilege and blessing to work with Sharon! I’m sorry for your loss. She was a “mother” to so many❤️
    RIP Sharon🙏

  4. Rosemarie Keane on January 22, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    I loved your mom. What an awesome person with a big heart. All of you (her kids) did an amazing job taking care of her thru her cancer. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

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