Vanessa M. (Messere) Garrett

Born: Sat., Mar. 26, 1955
Died: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home


11:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

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Vanessa M. Garrett, 62, of Sharpsville, passed away on Thursday January 4th, 2018 at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Vanessa was born on March 26th, 1955 to Carmen and Mildred (Cupic) Messere in Sharon, PA. She graduated from Mercer High School, class of 1973. Vanessa worked as a cashier for Hills Department Store and previously for the Sunset Drag Strip. On January 31st, 1976 she married her husband, the late James L. Garrett, who passed away July 18th, 2014.

She enjoyed crocheting and craft shows. Vanessa loved keeping in touch with her family on the telephone. She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Vanessa is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Kris) Ratkowski of Wheatland, sons, JC (Carla) Garrett of Hermitage, Jacob (Jill) Garrett of Hermitage, 2 grandchildren, Lexis Garrett, Adalynn Garrett, in laws, James L. (Alberta F.) Garrett of Sharpsville, sister in law, Laurie (Jim) Carucci of Clark brother in law, Richard (Sharon) Garrett of Sharpsville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by father, Carmen Messere, mother, Mildred Messere, and husband, James L. Garrett.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 2:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home, Hermitage, PA, with Pastor Ed Dailey, officiating.

Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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Keith and Linda Osborne
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Keith grew up with Jimmy and has known Vanessa for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We are unable to attend the visitation due to prior commitments, but we will be there in spirit. Vanessa will be truly missed by all who love her; she was very family-oriented. May God bless Vanessa as she is called home in Heaven.

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