Anna-Pearl C. ‘Pearl’ Madaras

SHARON — Anna-Pearl C. “Pearl” Madaras, 92, died April 8, 2019, at Sharon Hospital.  She was the widow of Joseph Madaras.  

Pearl was born May 27, 1926, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Marietta (Dyer) and Thomas Cathcart.

Pearl was employed as the cafeteria manager and the dietary manager at Sharon Hospital  She worked at the hospital for over 40 years.  

In her free time, Pearl loved cooking and watching the many wild birds that visited her home in Sharon Valley. She also enjoyed her two favorite game shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

Pearl is survived by her two daughters, Dawn Gourley of Conroe, Texas, and Kimberly S. “Kim” Togninalli and her husband, Dennis, of Sharon; her two sisters, Lee Milton of Sharon, and Joan Amsler of North Canaan; her two brothers, Lionel “Bucky” Cathcart of Sharon and Clyde “Butch” Cathcart of Millerton; her grandchildren, LeShawna, Tianna and Shanea Togninalli all of Sharon and Lisa and Kenney Gourley of Conroe; and several nieces and nephews.  

Pearl was predeceased by her son, Robert Gourley; and her three brothers,  John, Jack and Thomas Cathcart.

A Celebration of Pearl’s life will be held on Monday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the Sharon Congregational Church.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  

Memorial donations may be sent to the Sharon Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 357, Sharon, CT 06069.  

The Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan is in charge of the arrangements.