In loving memory of Sharon Satterfield
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 (http://transequality.org/donate.html)or to the Lakota Fund, which benefits the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (http://www.lakotafunds.org/supportform.htm).