Obituary, Sherry Lee AuClaire

Sherry Lee AuClaire, 71, a longtime resident of Sharon, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at her home in Sharon, CT surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. AuClaire was the Assistant Branch Manager at Union Savings Bank in Sharon, CT for 20 years retiring in 2014. She was also a private-duty caregiver for many years.

Born on September 19, 1951, in Poughkeepsie, NY, she was the daughter of the late Theodore W. and Margaret C. (Polanis) Chamberlin. In Sharon, CT she married Joseph AuClaire who predeceased her on November 17, 2006. Sherry was always the life of the party, bringing a smile to everyone around her. Sherry had a deep love for fishing, dancing, and especially her family. Sherry was also a devoted volunteer of the Greysen’s Smile Toy Drive, in honor of her grandson, which supports the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.

Mrs. AuClaire was the beloved mother to Dana Davis and her husband, Robert, of Dover Plains, NY, Mary AuClaire of Sharon, CT and Darren Peterson and his wife, Toni Ann, of Wassaic, NY. Sherry is also survived by three grandchildren, Samantha Davis and her companion, Al Denaut, Jo Marie and Mitchell Peterson; a sister, Janice Young of Winsted, CT and three brothers, Linden Chamberlin of Millerton, NY, Gary Chamberlin of Wassaic, NY and Winston Chamberlin of Amenia, NY. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. AuClaire was predeceased by a grandson, Greysen AuClaire and a brother, Theodore Chamberlin.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Graveside services and burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Hillside Cemetery (Sharon Burying Grounds), Cemetery Road, Sharon, CT with Rev. R. Kent Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Greysen’s Smile Toy Drive, C/O Mary AuClaire, P.O. Box 1039, Sharon, CT 06069. To send the family a condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News