Sharon K.(Edwards) Kells

  • Born: September 10, 1946
  • Died: March 22, 2020
  • Location: Darien, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820
Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon K. (Edwards) Kells a long time resident of Darien, CT (40 years) has passed away at age 73. Born September 10, 1946 at home in Irwin, OH, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edwards and Hazel Ruth Edwards both of Irwin, OH. Sharon was a fraternal twin who was raised in rural Ohio with her 4 siblings (two sets of twins). She is survived by her husband Dominick D'Acutno, her two daughters and their families Amy (Kells) Ross, son-in-law Philip Gerard Ross III of Mahwah, NJ, and Ashley (Challinor) Maloney, son-in-law David C. Maloney of Darien. Her stepchildren Lorien (D'Acunto) Gallo and husband Robert Gallo of Ridgewood, NJ. Matthew D'Acunto and wife Katie (Sweet) D'Acunto of Darien,CT. Sharon loved and cherished eight of her beautiful grandchildren; Adrienne Ross, David 'Trey' Maloney, Carys Gallo, Mia Gallo, Charlie Gallo, Addison D'Acunto, Copper D'Acunto, and Collins D'Acunto.

Sharon was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, friend and iconic business woman in the financial sector for over 35 years. Renowned as "top producer" or "top broker in the nation" by the various firms she worked for, she was tremendously successful throughout her long illustrious career. Sharon was one of few women on Wall Street to reach this high level of success throughout the 80/90s. Sharon recently retired from Wells Fargo Financial Advisors in Westport, CT.

An extremely charitable person, Sharon always sought to help others or the town she chose to live most her life in. When older historic cemeteries were overgrown and not maintained she decided to take up this cause and spared no expense to do it. She beautified and revived their history. Sharon even hosted field trips for students to help them learn about the founders of Darien who rest in one cemetery she took care of. Her enthusiasm invariably brought recruits to her cause and eventually the town graciously budgeted to help maintain the historic cemeteries. Sharon's family hopes the town of Darien and its residents will carry on her legacy of charity and generosity and maintain these historic places.

Sharon loved tennis and played in tennis groups in both Darien and Bonita Springs, Florida. She really enjoyed playing as much as possible and spending time with her tennis friends. She was dedicated to her teams and her absence will be greatly missed.

As passionate as Sharon was for tennis and her causes, nothing equaled her love for her eight grandchildren. Time spent with Grandma was always fun, and she took every opportunity to provide adventure and excitement. She relished every moment spent with them. A private viewing for family only will be held at Lawrence Funeral Home Darien, CT on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Sharon will be interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date in the summer due to the current pandemic conditions. Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the ALS Foundation CT Chapter so that a cure can be found to save lives in the future.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sharon was a good hearted soul with a tremendous passion in whatever area of life that she had pursued.
I will always remember her kindness.
I had introduced her to her husband and remember their intimate bonding.
Carol Adams

Posted by Carol Adams - Friend   May 08, 2021

Dom, Amy, Ashley,

This so saddens me. I am so sorry I could not attend the calling. Sharon was larger than life. She always said yes. She was always on the go. Such a fun spirit. So generous! She bought my toddler daughter Juliette a dress from Best and Co, and Juliette would not take that dress off. It made her feel like a princess. Sharon saw the princess in all of us -- and herself!

The last time I saw her was at Scena, and she had just started the graveyard project. She was so excited about it, and proud.

As I said, I am saddened by this. But I imagine she is up there gardening and shopping with Frannie.

xoxo Pamela Kiernan

Posted by Pamela    July 21, 2020

I have known Sharon since her days on Wall Street as Syndicate Manager at Faherty and Faherty and Rooney Pace. She had a fantastic personality and was well liked by all. My best to her daughters, Amy and Ashley. May she RIP!

Posted by Barry Crist - West Des Moines, IA   April 18, 2020

I have known Sharon since her days as Syndicate Manager at Faherty and Faherty and Rooney Pace. She was vivacious and as outgoing as anyone I have ever known. My best to Amy.May Sharon RIP

Posted by Barry Crist - West Des Moines, IA   April 18, 2020

Our condolences, Bill and Eva Bridge

Posted by A friend   April 07, 2020

Amy- as your neighbor and babysitter when you lived on Devon Rd, your mother was a kind and smart lady. I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers are to all of Sharon's family.

Brooke Chamberlin Nilsen
Stamford, Ct

Posted by A friend   April 01, 2020

Brothers Bob, Roger Gary and Dick Reynolds, Sharon's cousins, are sad to hear of her passing. Her mother and our mother , Dorthea, were close sisters and as young cousins, we spent many Sundays at Uncle Bob and Aunt Ruth's with Sharon, Raymond,Karen and Bobby. All of us Reynolds' boys extend our heart felt sympathy to Sharon's family and loved ones.. We are so sorry for your loss. Dick and Ellen Reynolds, Westerville OH.

Posted by Dick Reynolds - Westerville, OH   March 30, 2020

Dominick and family,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your loss. God bless you all always.

Posted by Susan Coyne Johnston - Tucson, AZ   March 29, 2020

Sharon was my broker, but much more than a broker, a friend and comrade in arms. We would talk about markets and companies, joke and share stories of cemetery renovations. She was a strong and caring person. Sharon will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to the family, with whom she was everlastingly in love with.

Posted by Carla Holder - Harvest, AL   March 27, 2020

Sharon, you are at peace now. I will miss your smile and your quiet but strong ways. God bless you. You will be missed.

Posted by Valerie Murphy - Estero, FL - friend   March 25, 2020


With condolences to Sharon's family. May time ease your sorrow. I feel blessed to have been a part of her life for a short time. She was one of a kind and will be missed. RIP.

Posted by Tracy - Darien, CT   March 24, 2020

Sharon was a part of my life for a very long time. While we recently had less contact, we still could laugh about the great times we had as 2 mature(?) single women. She was my friend and in many ways a mentor. May her soul be bound up with G-d.

Posted by Ann silver - White Plains, NY   March 24, 2020