Dear Family and Friends,
New posting - see below for more celebration of life details.
Mom/Sharie passed away in the morning on Memorial Day.
She was surrounded by her kids and grandkids at all times, through her final minute.
Info for you:
Her obituary will be published in the Pioneer Press and Star tribune on Sunday, June 9 and on Wednesday, June 19. Pioneer Press will be very short; Star Tribune will be full obit. We will print her full obituary here, and it will also be on the O'Halloran Murphy website possibly a few days before the newspapers.
We will not be having a graveside service per her request. Her 3 children will be there for a private burial. You are welcome to visit her gravesite at Guardian Angels cemetery on or after June 23.
): 8260 4th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128
We will be having a celebration of life gathering for Mom on Sunday, June 23 at O'Halloran Murphy funeral home from 2 to 6 PM. This is a gathering only - we will not be having a formal program or service. Please only come if/as it works for you. It is summertime, cabin time, etc. and no matter what, we do not have any expectations or obligations around you, friends, family having to be there. Come if you feel you'd like to. Not all of us "kids" are able to make it for the whole time. If you are coming specifically to see one of us, please contact us privately, and we can check in that way.
Michelle and Jim will be there from 2-4, then at Plum's restaurant nearby from 4-6.
): 575 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
Intentions (announcing Mom's name at that part of the church service) will be said at Holy Spirit church for Mom at two different masses:
Saturday, June 22 at the 4:30 PM mass
Sunday, June 23 at the 10:30 AM mass
We do not plan to have family be at certain masses - please only come to mass if it is important to you.
Mom was not religious and did not want any funeral service or special church service. We created this "intention" so that those of you who would like to attend a mass could do so for yourselves.
): 515 S Albert St, St Paul, MN 55116
In lieu of flowers or cards, if you would like, please make a donation to the place of your choice OR to Rakhma Homes. At one phase of her career, Mom was a Care Coordinator/Nurse consultant at Rakhma Homes (group homes in the Twin Cities for people with Alzheimer's disease).
Give MN link:https://www.givemn.org/organization/Rakhma
Info about Rakhma Inc.http://www.rakhma.org
Please note that right now, we do not get information about your donation - aren't able to thank you personally. We hope to connect with Rakhma so that we can get info. Please know that you do not need to do a memorial "gift" at all. This is an option for those of you who feel moved to do so. There are no expectations or obligations around any of the services or 'gifts" for Mom.
We can't thank you enough and will be thinking of you as we finish honoring and celebrating the last phase of Mom's life.
Michelle (Jim), Rebecca (John), Chad (Shannon)
Rebecca and John's kids- Molly and George
Chad and Shannon's kids - Leif, Sage, and Quin