Sharon Anne Hill – The Daily Globe
IRONWOOD, Michigan – Sharon Anne Hill, 76, of Ironwood earned her wings on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Ironwood.
Sharon was born January 16, 1945 in Ironwood, the daughter of John J. and Mary C. (Serbin) Finco. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood.
Sharon was married to Gregory W. Hill. They made their home in Ironwood, where they raised three children.
Sharon was employed and retired from Ironwood area schools after a lifelong career as a cook and caretaker, where she touched the lives of so many students. She has also arranged weddings and funerals with Irene Rintala.
Sharon was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Aurora Athletic Club, Norrie Club, and the Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1580 in Hurley, Wisconsin. She has volunteered at many community events through Michigan State University, Gogebic County 4-H, Gogebic County Fairgrounds, and the Ironwood Festival, to name a few. some.
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 shone on all who were lucky enough to have met her. She showed her love by taking care of others, there was not a time in her life when she didn’t take care of an elderly friend or family member. She was one of the most generous people on this earth.
His grandchildren, Allyssa, Vanessa and Mitchell Anderson as well as Anna Wacker and Michael Landrith have been the sunshine in his life. Her great-grandchildren, Parker, Paisleigh and Brayden brought a very special sparkle to her eyes. At family gatherings, Grandma Lulu always played with the children and gave them snacks and the biggest toy she could find.
Her eyes twinkled as she gambled in the casino and hunted for treasures in resale stores and estate sales. One of Sharon’s greatest gifts in life was her ability to connect with everyone. Her close bonds with people have been created through her passion for life, taking care of others, cooking for all occasions and giving advice to all who need it. Sharon enjoyed spending time at her family cabin, fishing, swimming and kayaking. She loved attending her grandchildren’s events where she always made sure everyone was fed! Sharon loved to travel, especially to hot places. Her last oasis was in Orange Beach, Alabama, where, at age 76, she went parasailing. Sharon just returned from a trip to North Dakota with her sons and grandchildren and was looking forward to traveling to Arizona with her granddaughter and many more adventures in her travel 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; his siblings, John R. Finco, Gloria Sirrila and Diane (William) Fenner; her special friends, Rita Kapuga and Kathy Longhini; and her four-legged best friend, Buffy. She will forever be missed by all.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gregory Sr., on June 28, 2019; his sister-in-law, Nancy Finco; his nieces, Lisa and Kayla Finco; one nephew, Roy Siirila; an aunt, Gertrude Newberg; and her best friend, Annette Wesman.
Attendants are encouraged to wear clothes that make them happy, as Sharon would like. May his brilliant light continue in each of us.
Out of respect for his will, cremation will take place.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Family Room at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 108 S. Marquette Street, Ironwood. A Christian burial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Ronald K. Timock officiating.
A reception to celebrate Sharon’s life will be held at the Elk & Hound Restaurant, 10233 Country Club Road, Ironwood, after mass.
Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, helps the family make arrangements. Condolences can be expressed online at lakesidememorialchapel.com.