Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
Obituaries: 05/15/2018

Sharon Burns, 1953-2018



sharon burns

Sharon Ann Panelli Burns passed away on May 4, 2018. Beloved wife of Brian Burns, daughter Nicole (deceased), son Michael, grandkids Tiana and Angelo. Sharon was the daughter of Vincent and Josephine Panelli, sister to Christine Delgrande and brother Vince Panelli.

Born in San Francisco, she lived her first years in North Beach, until her parents moved to Westlake. Sharon went to Westmore High School and College of San Mateo. Sharon received her Cosmetology License in 1974. Married in 1975, Brian and Sharon moved to Glen Ellen in 1978 and started a family. She teamed up with Roseann Fanucchi and ran Roseann’s Haircutting for 30 years. She loved cutting hair and turning her loyal clients into friendships that spanned decades.

She was a family-first mother and “the great protector.” She always worried for her family’s health and safety. She lovingly raised her two children. With both kids out of the house, she didn’t have much time to ponder what to do next. Fifteen years ago, her daughter had a tragic death. Grandpa and Nonnie stepped in and raised Nicole’s two children as their own, then just four and five years old. She always tried to raise the kids like Nicole would.

A grandma at 45, she became known as “Nonnie” to all of us. Nonnie was the homebody, only leaving the nest for family events and girls fun… but first, she always made sure the coffee was unplugged.

It was in her battle with breast cancer that we all witnessed her unwavering strength to be a gift to us all for as long as she could. She had a nurturing spirit and was deeply ingrained in everyone’s lives. She cultivated relationships and was always there to lend a hand or an ear, and ask for nothing in return. She will live on in our hearts. We love you, Nonnie.

We want to thank all the caregivers during Nonnie’s last days, Chris Delgrande, sister-in-law Sharon Burns, Wendy Smith, Shirley Cervelli, Patty Tomko, Nicole Abela Burns, Bonnie Fredericks, Joni Derickson, son Michael, granddaughter Tiana, and grandson Angelo. And her dog Chip, who was there every day and night, lying next to her. For all the love to Nonnie.

Private services. Please respect the family’s wishes.

Donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.



Recently Published:

10/15/2019 - Albert Joseph Sunseri, 1928-2019
10/15/2019 - Shirley Shannon Coops, former Kenwood resident
08/15/2019 - Theodore L. Eliot, diplomat, conservationist
08/01/2019 - Mark Hubenette, age 47
08/01/2019 - Robert William DeLacy, 1963-2019
07/01/2019 - William J. Murray, former Glen Ellen fire chief
06/15/2019 - Philip “Phil” Copenhaver
06/01/2019 - Robert Emanuel Bonino
06/01/2019 - Anne Perrin Teller
05/15/2019 - Ann Margaret “Greta” MacLeod, 1927-2019
05/15/2019 - Al Medeiros, OVA Board member
05/15/2019 - Diane Marie Celi, memorial June 3
05/01/2019 - Patricia Lynette Faires, 1936-2019
04/15/2019 - Virginia Lindstrom, 1931-2019
04/01/2019 - Susan Marie Wulff, 1961-2019
03/15/2019 - Kevin Donald Tonelli
03/01/2019 - Claire Morelli, 1932-2019
02/15/2019 - Steven Klausner, former Glen Ellen resident and dove trainer
02/15/2019 - Ian Hunter MacNair, 1989-2019
02/01/2019 - Elaine Adele Schukler (Bianchini)
01/15/2019 - Tish Ward, pioneer in sustainable agriculture
11/15/2018 - Bruce Ellet Price, 1941-2018
11/15/2018 - Bernice Helene Rose, 1930-2018
11/01/2018 - Michael Joseph (Mike) Haen, 1948-2018
10/01/2018 - Rachelle Neal, 1986-2018

Community Calendar

Grab a map and hit the Art Trails!
10/19/2019
more...
Forest Therapy Walk
10/19/2019
more...
Ghosts of Sugarloaf/Fantasmas de Sugarloaf
10/19/2019
more...
Trees at Jack London Park
10/19/2019
more...
Family Adventure Day
10/19/2019
more...
Seed propagation workshop at Quarryhill
10/19/2019
more...
Climate change documentary screens
10/20/2019
more...
Grab a map and hit the Art Trails!
10/20/2019
more...
Free ukulele lessons for kids
10/20/2019
more...
Oakmont Sunday Symposium
10/20/2019
more...
Advance care planning topic at SIR #53
10/23/2019
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2