Sharon E. ‘Sherry’ McConaghay, 61, Lititz Christian School Elementary principal, avid photographer

By on June 29, 2016

Sharon E. “Sherry” McConaghay, 61, of Stevens, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 24, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Aberdeen, Md., Sherry was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helene (McCaffery) Stafferi. She was the wife of James McConaghay, with whom she celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Sherry earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Millersville University, where she went on to earn her master’s degree. Sherry was a devoted elementary principal at Lititz Christian School where she loved all of her kids. She was a member of Grace Church, Lititz, for 37 years and enjoyed traveling, but more than anything, Sherry loved spending time with her family, shopping with her daughters, taking photos and playing with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Sherry is survived by her two daughters: Shannon Heydt, wife of Keith, of San Francisco, Calif.; and Allison McConaghay Shu, wife of Richard, of San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren: Beckett and Paxton Heydt, and Brady Wiggins; two sisters: Barbara Ness, wife of Marty, of Lititz; Toni Autieri, wife of Richard, of Philadelphia; and two nephews: Craig Jones and Alex Autieri; and niece: Raphaella Autieri.

Funeral services for Sherry will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 2, at Grace Church, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz. After the service, family will receive friends for a time of fellowship. Private interment will follow at Witness Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sherry’s memory may be made to Lititz Christian School, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, PA 17543.

To leave the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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