Sharon Elaine Urso

September 2, 1955September 11, 2021

Sharon "Sherry" Urso, age 66, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Sharon was born September 2, 1955 to the late Alfred and Helen Edwards.

Sharon is survived by her dearest sister Debra Edwards and brother Alan Edwards; one uncle and five cousins; and forever cherished her beloved best friend Pam. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, four uncles, and four aunts.

Sharon held a Master's degree in hospice palliative care from Madonna University and worked as a Graduate Admissions Student Services Director.

Services for Sharon will be held privately.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared below.


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Lisa Opperman

October 18, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Sharon as she would shop at Rite Aid I will miss her deeply she was a very kind person my prayers are with you all I will miss her smile as she and Pam shopped at Rite Aid.

Kelly Rhoades

October 4, 2021

It has been said that people die, relationships do not. I believe the legacy of Sharon Urso will live on in the hearts of all of us who had the privilege of knowing her as a family member, colleague, and friend. I first met Sharon when I was the Chair of the Hospice and Palliative Studies Department at MU, where she became a student. Sharon was self-directed and determined, and graduated with honors -- so it was not a surprise when she decided to share her depth of knowledge as an adjunct faculty member in the Department (while also working in the Graduate School full-time). Sharon was dedicated to helping others, which was embedded in her words and actions, as she greeted us all with a genuine smile and always with a caring inquiry about our own lives. May we all strive to be kind, and hold hope for her friend Pam, her family members and her many friends. She left us far too soon. Rest in Peace, Sharon.

Jerry Evans

September 25, 2021

I was so sorry to hear that Sharon had passed. My heart is heavy. I worked with Sharon many years ago at Advo. She was a great friend, so thoughtful. Although we have not seen each other in person for years we would still exchange Birthday and Christmas cards every year. My condolences to Pam and her family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Rest in Heaven Sharon.

Sister Darlene Schoenherr

September 23, 2021

Sharon was one of my favorite teachers in the Hospice program at Madonna University. She was also a good friend who I enjoyed corresponding with during the holidays. I have known her to be a compassionate and kind-hearted person. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. May she rest in peace.

Patricia Kos

September 21, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. Her smile would light up the room. Her kind and gentle nature will be truly missed. I love working with her at Madonna.

Pam Caraher

September 18, 2021

There is not a day that goes by, or will ever go by, when I don't think of my best friend in the world. God Blees you, and Rest in Peace Buddy! Pam

Sr Nancy Jamroz

September 17, 2021

Sharon's gentle and friendly manner made one feel peaceful when sharing a moment with her. She often joined us at Mass and had a friendly greeting whenever we would happen to meet...Now that she safe in God's loving arms, may her peace fill the hearts of all who love and miss her.....

Colleen Kibin

September 16, 2021

I will remember Sharon's kindness and charity, her wonderful smile, and her always willing to be there when you needed a friend. I will miss her. Sending her family my sincere condolences. God Bless you, Sharon.

Donna Bryden

September 16, 2021

I am heartbroken over Sharon's passing. It was a pleasure to work with her at Madonna and an honor to call her my friend. Anyone who knew her knew there was a beautiful soul behind that beautiful smile. She was always so kind, caring, and generous with everyone. Especially those in need. My heart and prayers go out to Pam, Alan, Debbie, and Sharon's many friends. May your memories comfort you until you meet again.

Deborah Dunn

September 16, 2021

Sending hugs and blessings to Sharon's dear friend Pam, sister Debbie and brother Alan. It was my great pleasure to work with Sharon and share friendship. Sharon was a talented colleague and committed her whole self to her work and any endeavor she engaged in. I treasure the memory of her smile, her love for helping any and everyone around her. Graduate students loved to drop-in and let Sharon know how they were doing, even after graduation. This is a tremendous testament to the Franciscan care and concern she always demonstrated and modeled for others. A dear friend and angel to so many.