Sharon was united in marriage to Gregory W. Hill. They made their home in Ironwood, where they raised three children.
Sharon was employed by and retired from Ironwood Area Schools after a lifetime career as a cook and custodian, where she touched so many students lives. She also catered weddings and funerals with Irene Rintala.
Sharon was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, the Aurora Athletic Club, the Norrie Club and the Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1580 in Hurley, Wisconsin. She volunteered at numerous community events through Michigan State University, Gogebic County 4-H, Gogebic County Fair and Festival Ironwood to name a few.
Sharon was a gigantic presence in a tiny body, full of life and energy. She was one of a kind, and was known to friends and family as "Hollywood" and Grandma Lulu Bell. Sharon was a breath of fresh air and her light radiated to all fortunate enough to have met her. She showed her love through caring for others, there wasn't a time in her life that she wasn't caring for an elderly friend or family member. She was one of the most giving people on this earth.
Her grandchildren, Allyssa, Vanessa and Mitchell Anderson as well as Anna Wacker and Michael Landrith were the sunshines of her life. Her great-grandchildren, Parker, Paisleigh and Brayden brought a very special twinkle to her eyes. At family get-togethers, Grandma Lulu was always found playing with kids and treating them to snacks and the biggest toy she could find.
Her eyes twinkled as she played at the casino and searched for treasures at resale shops and estate sales. One of Sharon's greatest gifts in life was her ability to connect with all people. Her strong connections with people were made through her passion for life, caring for others, cooking for all occasions and counseling all those in need. Sharon enjoyed spending time at her family cottage, fishing, swimming and kayaking. She loved attending her grandchildren's events where she always made sure everyone was fed! Sharon loved traveling, especially to warm places. Her last oasis was in Orange Beach, Alabama, where at age 76, she parasailed. Sharon just returned from a trip to North Dakota with her sons and grandchildren and looked forward to traveling to Arizona with her granddaughter and many more adventures in her traveling van.
Sharon is survived by three children, Theresa (Dan) Anderson, Gregory W. Hill Jr. (Dawn) and Jason J. Hill; five grandchildren, Allyssa Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Mitchell Anderson, Anna Wacker and Michael Landrith; three great-grandchildren, Paisleigh, Parker and Brayden; her siblings, John R. Finco, Gloria Sirrila and Diane (William) Fenner; her special friends, Rita Kapuga and Kathy Longhini; and her best four-legged friend, Buffy. She will be forever missed by all.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gregory Sr., on June 28, 2019; her sister-in-law, Nancy Finco; her nieces, Lisa and Kayla Finco; a nephew, Roy Siirila; an aunt, Gertrude Newberg; and her best friend, Annette Wesman.
Attendants are encouraged to wear clothing that makes them feel happy just as Sharon would want. May her bright light carry on in all of us.
Out of respect for her wishes, cremation will take place.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the St. Joseph Family Room at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 108 S. Marquette St., in Ironwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ronald K. Timock, celebrant.
A reception in celebration of Sharon's life will be held at the Elk & Hound Restaurant, 10233 Country Club Road, in Ironwood, following the Mass.
Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at lakesidememorialchapel.com.