Sharon Lee Parsons, age 68, died at her home, after a long battle with cancer, on Sunday, December 30, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at noon.

Sharon was the daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Tears Newell.

She had worked at Penn Yan Boats.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard L. Parsons; one daughter, Karen (Jeff) Ilnicki; three sons, Arthur (Brenda) Parsons, James (Lori) Parsons, and Randy (Melissa) Parsons; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hancock; and one brother, Larry (Judy) Newell.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Beverly Gilbert and Linda Newell, and one brother, Richard Newell.