Sheila Hobson

Sheila Hobson, age 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at Season’s Hospice.

Born in Wilmington, Sheila was the daughter of the late Ethel (Shields) and Francis McInerney. She was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School and Wilmington General School of Nursing. She went on to receive her Masters Degree from Wesley College and began her nursing career at Wilmington General Hospital. Over the course of almost 50 years she worked as a nurse practitioner in private practice, at Christiana Care in Labor and Delivery as both a nurse and nurse manager, and finally as the parent education coordinator. She was actively involved with the youth group and folk music ministry at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Sheila was also an artist, making clay sculptures and jewelry. Sheila was predeceased by her husband, John Hobson, in 2010. Additionally, she was predeceased by her mother, Ethel, father, Francis, stepfather, Anthony Starr, brother, William McInerney, and sister, Regina (McInerney) Janney.

Sheila is survived by her sons, Brian J. Hobson (Annmarie) of Wilmington, and John Brenden Hobson (Michele) of Hockessin, DE; her daughter, Erin R. Straine (Kevin) of Rumson, NJ; her mother-in-law, Jeanne Hobson; and 8 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Maureen (McInerney) Starr, and brothers Paul and Kevin McInerney and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 13th at 11:30 AM at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE, where friends and family are invited to a visitation after 10 AM.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way # 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


Submitted by Nef & Carolyn M... on
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our prayers are with you, Brian, Brendan and Erin. Your Mom was a special lady. Dr. Nef and Carolyn Martinez

Submitted by Toni caruso on
I am so sorry to hear about Sheila . For Five years of my grade school and high school she was my bosom buddy. My memories are great and many , which I will always cherish. I will forever keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Gale duncan on
To Sheila's Family I am so sorry for your loss Have known Sheila both at Christians n General Division. Loved her Earthy, tell it like it is take on Life n Work. Enjoyed her unabashed humor and fun Losing her hubby and her sister was a huge blow for her And hope they are reunited and watching over all of you- a true value for all of them. Sheila spoke w great joy, love and pride about her kids and was quite obvious Sheila love family n family event. Sheila was a good friend n colleague May the memories of her bring you joy Many Prayers for the family Gale

Submitted by Maureen on
Forever in my heart. I will miss you every day of my life. Love ❤️ you, Sheila!