June 1, 1959 - October 3, 2021
(Durkin) Partida, Sharon M. "Mah" Age 62, went to be with the Lord on Sunday October 3, 2021, at Loyola University Medical Center surrounded by all of her children. Born June 1,1959 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Matthew Durkin and Catherine Starmann (Durkin). She was a devoted Catholic and lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Joliet. She was a lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois by heart. Although, she loved to travel and experience new places for years at a time. She found her way back home to Illinois three years ago to be closer to her family and friends. Sharon fought a courageous battle, against several illnesses over the years in silence especially during the last couple years due to the pandemic. She faced every illness head on with faith in God, never giving up. Sharon graduated from Providence Catholic Highschool in 1977. She went on to attend Joliet Junior College becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. Over the years she cared for many at multiple facilities around Joliet. Sharon first begin her journey as a mother in 1980, devoting all her time to caring for her children and others. She loved all her children tremendously and was a great provider even when times were rough. Sharon loved reading and writing and instilled that love for books in all of her children. Enjoyed traveling and collecting souvenir's, Museums, History, visiting local and National Parks, taking walks, crocheting, dancing and cooking. One thing Sharon loved to do was send out personal care packages to friends and loved ones. That simple act of kindness shows the selfless, caring person that she was. Preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Catherine (Starmann) Durkin, her great Aunts Cecil, Mary and Helen Palmer, Godmother Minola Sturm and one grandson De'Marco Montgomery. Survived by her ten children Nicholas Partida, Angela Rodriguez, Jennifer Partida, Steven Partida, Keshia Partida (Mississippi), Daniel Partida (Florida), Vianca Martinez (Wisconsin), Maricela Martinez, Gabriela Partida (Colorado), and Nick Anthony Martinez. Her grandchildren: Julian, Azylah, Lydiana and Noélani (Angela), Eloisa, Jesus, Giovanni, and Mariana Alyssa (Jennifer), Caleb, Sophia (Steven), Anthony, Ariel, Azaria and Angel (Keshia), Marissa (Vianca), María, Kayla, Mariana, Elizabeth and Miguel (Maricela). Two great grandchildren Stephanie, and Saint (Jesus). Also survived by extended children Tenia, Sheenia, Kneenia, Jon and 16 extended grandchildren. And Longtime friend Bonnie Iverson. The family would like to thank her doctors and nurses for their affectionate care at Loyola University Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and Evanston Senior Redevelopment Center.
(Durkin) Partida, Sharon M. "Mah" Age 62, went to be with the Lord on Sunday October 3, 2021, at Loyola University Medical Center surrounded by all of her children. Born June 1,1959 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Matthew Durkin and Catherine... View Obituary & Service Information
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