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Obit: Sharon Lee McDonnell

by jmaloni

•Taken from the Nov. 21 Island Dispatch

Fri, Nov 21st 2014 11:00 pm

Sharon Lee McDonnell, 58, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo. Born in Buffalo, she is survived by her parents Alan and Joyce Oswald of Houston.

Sharon was a "lifelong Islander" and graduated from Grand Island High School in 1974, marrying her high school sweetheart Terrence McDonnell later that year. Sharon dedicated her life to raising her four children and showering her grandchildren with love. Sharon's holiday spirit was infectious as she decorated her home for every occasion to spread laughter and cheer. She will be greatly missed this holiday season.

In addition to her husband Terry of 40 years, her life is celebrated by her four children, Robert (Heather), Scott (Kimberly), Sean (Deborah), Tara (Jonathan), and nine grandchildren, Bryce, Maeve, Declan, Ava, Madelyn, Brinn, Cameron, Shaye and Carter.

Sharon was laid to rest with the angels in a private ceremony at St. Stephen R.C. Church on Grand Island Thursday, Nov. 20.

Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.

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