Sharon Lynn DeLuca

DeLuca, Sharon Lynn, 62, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl E. Veyera. Born in Providence, a daughter of Laurel “Libby” (Pass) DeLuca of Warwick and the late Anthony DeLuca, she had lived in Wakefield for 12 years, previously residing in East Greenwich. Sharon, who earned degrees in MS, RN, and CNS, was Director for Emergency Medicine and Behavioral Health at South Kingstown Hospital and Psychiatric Consultant and Adjunct Instructor of Nursing at URI. She formerly practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Department of Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital.  Devoted mother of Michael DeLuca and his fiancé, Paula Gallo, of Wakefield and Greg DeLuca and his fiancé,  Susan Barabino, of Ellicott City, MD. Dear sister of Joe DeLuca and his wife, Beth, of Jacksonville, FL and Michelle Ferrara and her husband, Bill, of Clarendon Hills, IL. Loving grandmother of Alexandra, Max and Bella. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Community Cancer Center at South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield, RI 02879. Shiva will be observed at the home of Libby DeLuca, Saturday, 7-9 p.m. For online condolences, visit



  1. Eric, Lani, and Leighton Staebell
    Oct 29, 2014

    Our deepest sympathies are with you in this time of loss.
    With all our love and prayers.
    The Staebell Family

  2. Maura E DiCecco
    Oct 29, 2014

    Sharon has always been a strong, honest, dedicated and amazing woman. She was a huge part of my life for the past 7 years and I am forever grateful to have known her. I admired her for her wealth of knowledge and her ability to thrive in the most stressful of atmospheres. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. I wish peace for all of her family. My heart is with you.
    Maura DiCecco RN
    South County Hospital Emergency Department

  3. Dr Roger & Beth Neist, Barbara Jensen
    Oct 29, 2014

    As Max and Arabella’s Minnesota Grandparents we want to say we are thinking of them and all the family in this hour of sorrow and extend heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

    Losing your mother (grandparent) so soon is a huge heartache. Peace be with you all at this time of loss.

  4. Karin Smerczynski
    Oct 30, 2014

    Dear Greg,
    We are thinking of you. We wish there were words to comfort you.
    God Bless
    Karin and Tom

  5. Marie Mancini
    Oct 30, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends. Such a sad loss.

  6. Bill Densmore
    Oct 30, 2014

    While I can not be with you in body, I am in every other way. Not only was Sharon my cousin by marriage, but a friend and colleague as well. I am saddened for all the lives she might still have touched through her counseling and teaching. I know my life will be forever marked by her having been in it. Her laugh yet brightens my days.

  7. Jack and Christine Ritoli
    Oct 30, 2014

    Aunt Libby – Joe – Michelle and the Deluca Family:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sharon at such a young age. Our Prayers are with you and the Family at this time of great loss.

    Jack and Christine Ritoli

  8. Diane Paggioli
    Oct 30, 2014

    Sharon was a wonderful clinician and a joy to work with. She will be greatly missed at SCH. My sincere condolences for your loss and prayers for your family.

  9. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brooks
    Oct 30, 2014

    Our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Sharon. Sharon was of help to both my husband and I and she was a very special and important person, both in the community and at South County Hospital. She will be missed.

  10. Michele Sczerbinski Diaz
    Oct 30, 2014

    Dear Libby, Greg and Michael, I am so very sorry to hear the news of Sharon’s unexpected passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. God Bless, Michele

  11. Peter and Susan Gallo
    Oct 30, 2014

    Dear Michael and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Peter and Susan Gallo

  12. Jason and Olga DeGroff
    Oct 30, 2014


    Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time of loss.

    With much love and respect,
    The DeGroff Family

  13. Laurie Anderson, RNP South County Hospital ER
    Oct 31, 2014

    The ER team, professional colleagues, and dear friends at South County Hospital will miss Sharon dearly. She was an amazing clinician; insightful and compassionate, warm and funny, with just the right words to bring calm in a crisis. I will miss her every day and hold her laughter and the click of her heels in my heart. Peace be with all of you in you time of sadness.

  14. Marta Parsons
    Oct 31, 2014

    Sharon was a great person and clinical specialist. I enjoyed working with her, she was compassionate, kind and caring. Always professional. She will be greatly missed.

  15. Karen McCormick
    Oct 31, 2014

    Sharon was a wonderful co-worker & helped me tremendously get through some very difficult times in my life. My heart is heavy. I will miss her dearly!

  16. Frankie
    Oct 31, 2014

    My condolences to all of you. I didn’t know Sharon but I am very grateful for her. She saved my friends life in her darkest days. She counseled her for years. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  17. Kelly Fanning
    Oct 31, 2014

    Sharon Deluca was my psychologist for about 2 years. She helped me through some tough times in my life. I had lost my boyfriend/ babies father in 2013. She had a heart of gold and was such a smart woman. Sadly, she passed away on my birthday October 28. She once told me that I was one of her most interesting patients and that I should write a book after all that I have been through. I respected her to the fullest, she was a great lady. My condolences to her family and friends. She was my mind when I was lost, and I will never forget her as long as I live. She will be missed dearly. Thank you Sharon for all you have done for me….

  18. Judy Ashworth
    Oct 31, 2014

    Very sad to hear about Sharon. She was my preceptor and mentor in graduate school at URI for my clinical experience with psychotherapy at Butler Hospital many years ago. I could not have had a better experience. Her patience, kindness, and incredible ability have never been forgotten. She will be sorely missed by everyone whose life she touched.

  19. Jean Maher
    Oct 31, 2014

    Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. I am truly sadden by the passing of Sharon. She was an amazing lady who always took the time for anyone in need. It was always great to see her smiling face come through our office at the PCC. Sharon is an inspiration to all of us that knew her, she has touch our hearts forever.

  20. Kristine Freund DeLuca
    Nov 1, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to the DeLuca Family especially my children Max and Arabella. Losing their Grandmother whom they loved dearly will miss her deeply. They (We) will have many wonderful memories to cherish. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Peace be with you during this time of sorrow. Love, Max, Arabella and Kristine Freund DeLuca

  21. Paul and Debra Rodgers
    Nov 1, 2014

    We hate to live in a world without a wonderful woman like our friend and neighbor, Sharon. We miss her already, such a hole in our hearts. We will never forget her and mourn with her family.

  22. Luisa Skoble
    Nov 3, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the Deluca family. I knew Sharon from her Butler Hospital days and had socialized with her a bit when she moved to South Kingstown. She had a calmly assertive way about her that worked very well in the crisis work she did for so many years. I’ll also always recall her unbelievably neat housekeeping. She will be missed.

  23. Diane Hall, RN PCNS
    Nov 4, 2014

    My heart is broken. Sharon was such a dear friend and colleague, filled with wisdom and compassion and one of the finest clinicians I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and her professional family as well. The world has lost one of its best.

  24. Kristen Goulart
    Nov 4, 2014

    I’m sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We worked together in the past and she always brought laughter and heart to the day. Prayers to Sharon’s family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

  25. Crystal Brown
    Nov 11, 2014

    I just heard about Sharon. She was my doctor for the last decade. I am so saddened by this. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her greatly! My sympathies go out to her family.

  26. Wendy Regan MD
    Nov 18, 2014

    I have just found this out and I am crushed. When I was a medical student in the Butler ER I had the armazing opportunity to be her student. We have continued to have a professional relationship since 2000 and I will miss her dearly. My condolences go out to her family for this sudden loss after a very short illness.

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