Date Created: 09/16/2012
Last Updated: 09/25/2012

In loving memory of Sharon Satterfield
7/15/1944 - 9/15/2012

Location: Belfast, Maine

Visits: 40,229

This memorial was created in honor of Sharon Satterfield of Belfast, Maine. Sharon was born July 15, 1944 and passed away on September 15, 2012 in Charleston, WV. Sharon was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 1:00pm at Barlow Bonsall funeral home in Charleston, WV. Additional memorial services will take place in Belfast, ME and Pine Ridge, SD.

She was the daughter of Grover and Bonnie Burgan. Sharon is survived by three children: Elizabeth, Catherine and Ryan; her mother Bonnie; her brother Douglas and two sisters Suzanne, and Linda; her grandchildren John Jr. and Matthew; and her partner Dick Cartelli; and her former husbands, John Satterfield and Charles McCarthy.

Sharon was a well-respected psychiatrist, most recently at Pen Bay Psychiatric / Mid Coast Mental Health in Belfast, ME. In the past, she worked at Vermont State Hospital, Monadnock Family Services in Keene, NH and as the Medical Director at Silver Spring Halfway House.

She recently celebrated her 50th high school reunion at South Charleston High School. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed her medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School in 1970.

She was extremely proud of her work serving the transgender community in Minneapolis at the Program of Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Sharon championed support and acceptance of transgendered people on programs such as the Phil Donahue show and 60 Minutes, as well as throughout her own community.

In lieu of flowers, Sharon's family asks that you send donations to the National Center for Transgender Equality ( to the Lakota Fund, which benefits the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (




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Recent Memories & Stories

By: PJ aletky Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sharon was in Baltimore and I was in chicago in the late 70's. I was trying to come home to mpls. Sharon came on board and was instrumental in bringing me to UM program in human sexuality. She got me, and I got her. ... View Entire Memory
By: Paula quinn Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I remember the first time I met Sharon. We were both new to Pen Bay psych and both new to Belfast. We were both single and starting new lives. She and I hit it off immediately. We became fast friends. She was so... View Entire Memory
By: Danielle Joachim Monday, September 17, 2012
I occasionally helped Sharon at a facility where she boarded her horses. On one very hot and dry July evening, we were trying to finish working before darkness fell. She was mowing an extremely dry pasture on a blue and... View Entire Memory


Recent Tributes

By: helen sahadi Wednesday, September 19, 2012
We are Sharon's knitting group. We are gathering tonight at our usual time, paying tribute to her. We loved Sharon because she had an amazingly large heart and loved everyone without judgement. We will miss her smile... View Entire Tribute


Recent Condolences

By: PJ aletky Thursday, December 20, 2012
This morning I was thinking of Sharon, and all she did for me as a mentor/colleague. and I thought, I should contact her. and tonite I learned she is gone. so sorry. remember meeting her when ryan was a (very cute)... View Entire Condolence
By: Danielle Joachim Monday, September 17, 2012
My condolences go out to the entire Satterfield family. God bless you, and God bless your Mom. View Entire Condolence

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