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In Honor of Gerard F. Sharkey, Sr.


Gerard F. Sharkey, Sr.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerard F. Sharkey, Sr.

A wake will be held this Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm at Law Funeral Home, 1 Jerusalem Ave, Massapequa, New York.

Funeral Mass on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 631 Elmont Rd, Elmont, New York at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

Please consider joining me to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

About the MMRF:
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts.  Since its inception, the organization has raised over $330 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

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Guest Book



1. Valerie Speranza
Deepest condolences to the Sharkey family.
2. Iadevaio Family
3. John Maloney
4. Eliana Salzhauer
So sorry for your loss. Let’s beat this disease in his honor!
5. Joseph Stynes
6. Randi & Ron Nir
With deepest sympathy
7. Geralyn Linscott
Uncle will be missed! Hope he is watching his sisters dancing an Irish jig in heaven!
8. Karina Pedone
Any progress is progress. I hope the awareness brings new eyes and new thoughts and more hope
9. Joseph Maloney
Rest in Peace, God Speed
10. Debbie Sharkey Brown
My siblings and I will miss the Uncle Gerard we knew and laughed with..God speed sir.. Love you.. Debbie, Peggy, Paddy, Ginny and Laurie

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.