Sharyl Sherburne


SCARBOROUGH — Sharyl (Conant) Sherburne of Portland, passed away peacefully at the Gosnell Hospice House, Jan. 25, after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.

She was born in Norway, Jan. 19, 1962, grew up in Old Orchard Beach and South Paris and attended Oxford Hills High School. After finishing her GED, she served in the U.S. Navy. She later completed a certificate program in medical assisting at Southern Maine Community College.

Sharyl is survived by her parents: her mother, Muriel Conant of South Paris and Ben Conant and his wife, Carol, of South Paris; sister, Billie Conant and husband, Kevin Sweeney, of South Portland; sister, Christina Gooldrup and husband, Eddie, of Auburn; brother, Ben Conant of Brunswick; stepsister, Stephanie Fournier of Greenwood; Sharyl’s sons, Chad Conant of Portland, Justin Sherburne of Portland and C.J. Conant and his wife, Christina, of Auburn; daughter, Tia Sherburne of South Portland; nephews, Bryan Conant of Portland and Brent Conant and his wife, Lisa, of Arundel; grandchildren, Xochell, Kobi, Kayden, Raymond and Vante; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sharyl is also survived by her devoted husband of 22 years, Daryl Sherburne, whose daily love, care and attentiveness enabled her to live longer than doctors had expected and to be with her family for one more Christmas and her 51st birthday in January. Daryl’s unfailing commitment to his wife during this time was an inspiration too and will never be forgotten by those who loved her.

Sharyl cherished the company and affection of her family and much enjoyed the experience of being a grandmother, especially during her illness.