Sharon Ann (Kelly) Bandilla

November 17, 1944 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 74)


In loving memory of Sharon Ann Kelly Bandilla who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 27, 2019. A longtime resident of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Mary Dudasik and wife of the late Brian Kelly. She and Brian moved to Bryson City in 1979. They loved the mountains, hiking, canoeing and kayaking and raised their daughters here. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by her husband Matthew Walter Bandilla, daughter and husband, Kristen Kelly and Peter Peterson; daughter and husband Carlyn and Peter Chasse; grandchildren and step grandchildren, Nikayla Peterson, Devon Chasse, Hayden Chasse, Erica Bandilla, and Matthew Krebs, sister-in law Diane Campion, brother and wife Edward and Virginia Dudasik, brother and wife Rick and Bonnie Dudasik, sister Susan Dudasik; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a current member of the Jackson Rangers Confederate Reenactment Group & North Carolina Order of the Confederate Rose, Reenactment Group at Fort Loudon, Tennessee and former member of reenactors for Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida. She was an avid gardener, chicken whisperer and raised turkeys to release back into the wild. She also had a love for sailing which she shared with her first husband and current husband. She went on extensive sailing cruises to the Bahamans and coast of Maine. She was a teacher in Swain County and in the nursing profession in North Carolina and Florida.

Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 5pm at Impact Church, 90 Slope Street, Bryson City, North Carolina with Pastor Robert Owen officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donation to the Mission Rathbun House, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803 for the grace and hospitality they shown her husband Matthew W. Bandilla during her hospital stay.

Sharon Ann Kelly Bandilla – November 17, 1944 – July 27, 2019



The Skye Boat Song

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

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Memorial Service
August 4, 2019

5:00 PM
Impact Church
95 Slope Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

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