Sharon L. Courounis, age 56 years, of Kingwood Towmship

Sharon L. Courounis, age 56 years, of Kingwood Towmship, NJ, died on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Denver, CO, November 12, 1958, daughter of the late Dyer Weed, Jr. and Zenaide Abare Weed, she had resided in Kingwood Township for the past three years, having formerly lived in Clinton, NJ and growing up in Millington, NJ.

A 1976 graduate of Watchung Hill Regional High School, Sharon was formerly employed at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ. Her working life though, was really being a homemaker, but being a loving mother and grandmother was never really work as it was natural. Her family meant everything to her as she did to them.

A woman who loved life, she was “everyone’s mom” and among loving things like gardening, the ocean, horses, and all outdoor activities, she most of all loved to party like a rockstar. 

Upon reflecting on her medical condition and its eventual outcome, Sharon replied, “I did in fifty years what most can’t accomplish in a hundred!”

Surviving are her loving children, Jason and wife Christina Courounis of Havelock, NC and Joanne Courounis of Kingwood Township, NJ; her cherished grandchildren, Evelyn and Ethan Courounis who loved to visit their Ya Ya; a brother, Dyer Weed III of Glen Gardner, NJ; two sisters, Stephanie and husband John “Chop” Chiappa of Sand Brook, NJ and June Langley and husband Dave Shey of Edenton, NC; her former husband and still close friend, Scott Courounis; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A Celebration of Sharon’s life will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Razberry’s Banquet & Conference Center, 834 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. Everyone is respectfully requested to not wear anything black, but rather relaxed and comfortable clothing, preferably in brighter colors. Sharon requested that this celebration of her life be a true party and not anything too somber.

Arrangements are under the care of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822. Everyone is invited to visit Sharon’s permanent memorial page at where they can share stories and photos and send a public or private message of condolence to the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter, 574 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ 08848.