December 14, 2012 Shootings

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown, Connecticut

Mary J. Greene Sherlach

February 11, 1956 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School School Psychologist

Loving Wife and Mother

Mary J. Greene Sherlach, 56, beloved wife of William Sherlach of Trumbull, died December 14, in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Born in Endicott, N.Y., February 11, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Annetta [NC1] Corgiat Greene.

Always interested in helping others, Ms Sherlach 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.

Ms Sherlach 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 of 31years, she leaves two loving daughters, Maura Lynn Schwartz and her husband, Eric, of New Jersey and Katy S. Sherlach of Virginia; two brothers, Joseph Greene and his wife, Kelty, of Colo. and Dennis Greene of Fla.; two sisters, Jane Dougherty and her husband, Timothy, and Suzanne Connors and her husband, Dale, all of Colo.

Friends are invited to meet directly in St Stephen Church, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, Friday, December 21, at 11 am, for a memorial Mass. Committal will be private. Friends may greet the family Thursday, December 20, from 4 to 8 pm, 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 Avenue, Norwalk CT 06851 to continue her work with children and mental health.

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