Sharon J. Chichester

December 9, 1946 - January 7, 2023
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Sharon J. (Ferraro) Chichester, age 76, of Michigan City, formerly of South Bend, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 7, 2023 in Michigan City, IN. She was born on December 9, 1946 in South Bend, IN to Patrick R. Ferraro and Goldie (Marshall) Ferraro who preceded her in death. Sharon isContinue Reading

Joan Haizlip left a message on January 13, 2023:
I am so saddened to hear about Sharon. I worked with Sharon at Memorial Hospital on the cardiac step down unit where she was the charge nurse and I also worked with her at the VNA in Mishawaka. Sharon was a wonderful person and a really caring and compassionate nurse. Sharon was just such a delight to be around and to work with. She always had a smile on her face and had encouraging words for everyone. She never hesitated to jump in and help whenever needed and she always did so with a smile on her face. Sharon was loved by both the other nurses and her patients. I often heard patients ask if Sharon would be on duty that evening because she cheered them up. She always looked on the positive side of things and always had a fun tale to tell! I truly think of Sharon as an ‘angel nurse’ and I know she now has her wings in heaven! The world has lost a beautiful lady and a special caring nurse. I count myself a lucky person to have known her. My deepest sympathies to Geoff, Patrick and Heather. Sharon often shared wonderful stories about you and her love for all of you was so special. Joan Haizlip
Tracy Rongers left a message on January 13, 2023:
Our Deepest Sympathy to Geoff and family. Such kindness, laughter, and love she expressed in life. We will always hold fond memories...Peace Tracy Rongers & Family
Avery Bucher left a message on January 11, 2023:
Gramga was the most wonderful, loving grandma. She showed her love for me and Ella and Eli through driving long hours to make surprise visits, bringing us the most delicious homemade treats, giving the best hugs, taking us on birthday trips, attending school and sports events, and continually reminding us through words and texts how much she loved us. Some of my favorite memories with her are when she took me to get my first American Girl Doll, when she surprised us on Halloween on our front porch dressed as a ghost, when she had rice fights with us at Hacienda, when she attended my baptism, and when she and Grampus visited me in college. What wonderful memories, I will cherish them forever. I am so thankful for the wonderful Gramga God blessed us with and for the wonderful years we had together. I love you my Grampus and I am continually praying for you.
Jan Fye left a message on January 11, 2023:
What a sad day. Having worked with Sharon for many years at Ivy Tech, I still smile at the fun we shared. Always laughing, always practical jokes--truly a person I enjoyed working with. And during that time we got to know the family as well. To all of you, my heartfelt condolences. Sharon was one of the best!
Nancy Karnell left a message on January 10, 2023:
Dear Sharon, you will always have a special place in my heart working together to get thru nursing school. If wasn’t for your note cards I would have never been able to graduate! Thank you for being a great friend and for all the memories!! See you soon ❤️❤️
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Lynda Ferraro left a message on January 10, 2023:
My sister, my friend, my partner in mischief as kids. Sharon was my older sister. I looked up to her as a little one. She was six years older than me. We shared a bedroom. She would put on a stack of albums on the record player almost every night and we would fall asleep to Johhny Mathis, Nat King Cole, the West Side Story sound track and so many more. We would unwrap Christmas presents before Christmas to see what they were. We would gently rewrap them. We would be smiling on Christmas morning as we knew what treasures were waiting for us. There are so many memories created through the years, that I have a heart filled with memories and love that I will cherish until we meet again.
Mariah Ferraro left a message on January 10, 2023:
Aunt Sharon was always the sweetest person in the room. She always knew how to make me smile and feel loved. I miss her dearly. She was everything I hope to be. A great mother, aunt, sister, friend etc. she was such a beautiful person and this world won’t be the same without her. I never understood how she had such strength. I wish I could hug her at least one more time.
Trudy Childers left a message on January 10, 2023:
My sincere condolences. Sharon faced all her health issues like she lived her life, gave all she could. We first became neighbors the best neighbors one could have,then friends.
Patrick Smith left a message on January 10, 2023:
Sharon was a wonderful cousin and friend. Along with Geoff, we shared many great moments and adventures. Sharon was invariably kind, smart, funny and caring. I will miss her.
Angela Zechinato left a message on January 10, 2023:
My deepest condolences to the whole family. I regret that we never got to meet in person. You so wanted to come to Puerto Rico and meet me. We only knew each other from FB and also thru Melissa. I followed your every post and always prayed for your best outcome as you bravely travelled pursuing your medical treatments. "Fly High" my friend you are now travelling with Angels!
Maddy Bauer left a message on January 10, 2023:
A woman of so many talents with a heart so big she couldn't look away from all the strays in the neighborhood. She saved many. I have one and I'm thankful.
Coreen Chimutu left a message on January 10, 2023:
Will greatly miss you Sharon. Rest in Peace.
Shelli Pickett (Rininger) left a message on January 10, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. I remember your family so well as we were next-door neighbors for so many years on Meadow Lane….Rest in Peace, Sharon.?️
Shelli Pickett (Rininger) left a message on January 10, 2023:
In memory of Sharon J. Chichester, Shelli Pickett (Rininger) lit a candle
Ardie and LeAnn Bucher left a message on January 9, 2023:
Geoff. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our time with you both. Sharon was a dear lady and Grandma! Our sympathy, Ardie and LeAnn
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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