Sister Sharon was born in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Jean (Melvin) McGuire. She graduated from Our Lady of Sorrows High School in Farmington, Michigan; received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, Michigan; a Master of Physical Education degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Barry University in Miami, Florida; a Master of Science degree in Nursing from University of Miami in Miami, Florida; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing from University of San Diego in San Diego, California.
Sister ministered in elementary education for 8 years in Joliet, Illinois and Fort Wayne, Indiana; in higher education for 8½ years at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and University of San Diego in San Diego, California; and as a justice advocate teacher for 3 years at Hope School in Indiantown, Florida. She served as office staff member and teacher for 3 years for the United Farm Workers in Keene, and Los Angeles, California. Sister Sharon also ministered for 33 years in various aspects of nursing service in Sebewaing and Lansing, Michigan; Miami, Florida; El Paso, Texas; and at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan where she served as nursing instructor for 3 years. Most recently, she was online nursing professor for Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sister became a resident of Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan in 2015.
Sister Sharon is survived by three brothers: Michael McGuire of Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Joseph McGuire and Timothy McGuire, both of Gaylord, Michigan.
Rite of Committal (burial) will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm in the Congregation Cemetery. The Ritual of Remembering will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm in St. Catherine Chapel of the Dominican Life Center. Memorial Mass will be on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:30 am in St. Catherine’s Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Sister Sharon ministered in the following places in Texas:
San Vicente Family Health Center, El Paso 1989 – 1994 Family nurse practitioner
UTEP College of Nursing, El Paso 1994 – 1998 University teacher