Obituaries

Sharon A. Kelly

January 28, 1951 - March 1, 2017

Devoted and loved wife, mother, sister and friend passed on March 1, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at home in Warsaw, NY at the age of 66.

She was born January 28, 1951 in Syracuse, NY daughter of the late William and Jane (Kearney) Erwin. Sharon touched the lives of many. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State University, and as an educator, oversaw and managed the Warsaw Co Op Nursery school for many treasured years. She will also be remembered for the kindness and professionalism she exhibited while she worked with her husband, Michael, and later her son, Devon, at the family law practice, Kelly & Kelly, for twenty years prior to her retirement.

Sharon shared her gifts and talents with others in many ways. She was an active member of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s Churches in Warsaw and Silver Springs, where she volunteered in various ways, including with the religious education program. She was also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Warsaw Public Library and she and her husband, Michael were very active in the Retrouvaille marriage counseling program through the Diocese of Buffalo.

Sharon loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, reading, music, her dogs and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Michael J. Kelly; her children, Tara (Brian) Joyce of Boston, MA, Liam (Elizabeth) Kelly of Miami, FL, Caitlin (Sameer) Agrawal of Chicago, IL, Devon (Pilar McKay) Kelly of Perry; her grandchildren, Rory Joyce, Orlaith Joyce, Ciaran Kelly, Giselle Kelly, Aidan Agrawal and Nora Agrawal; her siblings, Barbara (Robert) Blount of Syracuse, Robert (Nancy) Erwin of Syracuse, Joan (Daniel) Romagnoli of Syracuse, Marilyn Vrabel of Syracuse, David (Lorraine) Erwin of Syracuse, Nancy Erwin of Denver, CO, Thomas (Catherine) Erwin of Syracuse and her stepbrothers, William Thompson of Washington, DC, Edward “Ted” Thompson of Brooklyn; as well as beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends may formally call Monday, March 6 from 4 – 7 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Sharon’s funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 7 at 10 AM at St. Michael’s Church, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to the Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 S. Main St., Perry, NY 14530 or Make A Wish Foundation, 4600 Main St., Suite 101, Snyder, NY 14226.

Important Dates

March 6, 2017 : Calling hours for Sharon A. Kelly - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

March 7, 2017 : Funeral Mass for Sharon A. Kelly at St. Michael’s Church, Warsaw, NY - 10:00 AM

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Mar 10.17 from Rev. Gregory A. Franklin:
On behalf of the Silver Lake Institute, I wish to express my deepest sympathies in this time of our profound loss. May God grant you grace, strength, and healing in this very sad journey. Rev. G., SLI Chaplain

Mar 7.17 from Sharon & Barry True:
Dear Family, Our hearts are broken over this sad news. She was always such a pleasure to go and see and her laugh would put a smile on your face. She loved to talk about her kids and grandkids and we loved to hear about you as well.We will miss her greatly. God needed another great angel and he received it with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mar 7.17 from Tom and Linda Flaherty:
We were so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was a lovely lady with a lovely, loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mar 7.17 from Maureen Futscher:
So sorry for your loss. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon was my first cousin. My mom, Helen Murphy, was Jane's sister.

Mar 6.17 from Peter Vrabel:
Mike
Very sorry for your loss
May the Lord be with you and your family at this time of need . Peter

Mar 6.17 from Petervrabel:
Mike
I am very sorry for your loss
May the lord be with you and your family in this time of need
Thinking of you Peter

Mar 6.17 from Margaret (Martin) Shewbridge:
Dear Uncle Michael and Cousins,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing so many are thinking and praying for you at this sad time.

Mar 6.17 from JC and Marleah Stout:
To the Kelly Family, very sorry to hear of your loss! Sharon always had a smile on her face and was a great lady. She will be missed by many people!

Mar 6.17 from Maeve Martin Kleisler:
So sorry for Sharon's passing. Praying for you and your family to find peace and comfort in your memories.

Mar 4.17 from Tamera & John Skinner:
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Mar 4.17 from Anne Humphrey:
Please accept my condolences. Sharon was a special person and will be missed by all who knew her.

Mar 4.17 from Rod and Sue Eaton:
Mike and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sharon will be missed by us all. Thinking of you all and hoping warm memories will help you through this very difficult time. God bless you all, Rod and Sue Eaton

Mar 4.17 from Denise Macaluso:
Dear Mike, Devon and family,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news of Sharon's passing. My deepest condolences. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mar 4.17 from Maureen & John Hemendinger:
Dear Michael & Family,
John and I are so very sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was such a wonderful, kind,gentle soul.
Our hearts & prayers go out to you & your family at this time.

Mar 4.17 from Dianne(Yarbrough) & Jim Cottrill:
Mike, kids, and grandkids-we are so so sorry to hear about Sharon. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend the years that we lived back in Warsaw. We know this loss is a huge one. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Mar 4.17 from Regina O'Donnell:
We are all so sad, Michael. We are keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers for strength through this terribly painful time. We love you. Gina, Brendan, Claire and Delia O'Donnell

Mar 3.17 from Sandy Corey:
Mike and family, Bill and I are deeply saddened by Sharon's sudden passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Coreys