In Memory of Stephanie McSorley


A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place 5-8 PM Wednesday, September 27 at O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday


Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, September 28 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson

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Stephanie M. McSorley, age 56 of Hudson, passed away September 23, 2017 surrounded by her family at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Stephanie was born June 30, 1961 in Hudson, the daughter of David (Mary) Smith. She graduated from Hudson High School, the Class of 1979. She was united in marriage on August 22, 1981 to Marc McSorley. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Michael, Anne, and Philip. Stephanie began working for Liberty State Bank in St. Paul in 1981 as a teller, and continued her career there working in customer service for nearly 18 years. She also worked with KLB Insurance Services as an agent for 10 years. 

Family was everything to Stephanie. She was a devoted and loving wife and mom to her children. Her caring ways, bright smile and positive attitude was always present, even in her final days. She enjoyed traveling, and especially delighted in the East Coast and souvenirs from one of her favorite destinations, The Hard Rock Cafe. When the children were young, camping trips brought great adventures and memories for her family. She treasured her dear friends, and traveling with her GNO Club. Bonfires, barbecues, shopping, and time with family and friends brought much joy to Stephanie’s heart. She appreciated the beauty of nature and had a natural talent for flower gardening.

Stephanie will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Marc; her children, Mike McSorley (Sarah Reas) of Hudson, Anne McSorley (fiancé, Antonio Kuklok) of Maple Grove, MN, and Philip (fiancé, Morgan VanHeukelom) of River Falls; mother, Mary Smith of Hudson; siblings: Teresa (Jeff) Anderson of Hudson, Beth (Ron) Houman of Hudson, Greg Smith of Hudson, Brian (Kim) Smith of Blaine, MN, and Ben (Dana) Smith of Portland, OR; sister-in-law, Mary Smith; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Smith; and brother, Chris Smith.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place 5-8 PM Wednesday, September 27 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, September 28 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with Fr. John Gerritts officiating. Urn bearers assisting with the services will be Stephanie’s siblings, Teresa, Beth, Greg, Brian, and Ben. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.



Stephanie McSorley's Tribute Wall

Tributes (7):

  1. My Deepest Sympathy To all of you.. I live in Bradenton Fl. and if Mom is still here.. let me know I would love to talk with I have many memories of the old days.. I mean really Old..

  2. Although it has been several years since we spent any time with Stephanie, we remember her for her laughter, gentle spirit and joy of life.

    Our deepest sympathies to Mary and Stephanie’s Family.

  3. Those few times spent in Stephanie’s company, although several years ago, were filled with laughter and joy.

    Our deepest sympathies to Mary and Stephanie’s Family.

  4. Way to young. Our mother was way to young.
    Bless the Parslow family and our prayers are with you.


  5. 2 1/2 years ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Stephanie at Mary’s home in Florida. I found her to be such a funny and wonderful person. We spent the days having a great time at all the local tourist attractions (I have a pic of her on her hands and knees with her head stuck in the mouth of an alligotor statue), and our nights playing cards and the 2 of them talking about their childhood antics. (Sneaking beer on family camping trips and stashing it in the river to keep it cold.) She told me these stories with a gleam in her eyes, and a mischievous grin. That’s how I always think of her. I am so glad I got to spend that time getting to know Mary’s best friend, and so sad there will never be more. Rest In Peace Funny Lady

  6. Thank you Steph for accepting me as your friend. Whenever I see glitter confetti, I will think of you…fly free with the angels sweet one…sending love to Marc and the kids…You live on in our hearts…kathleen

  7. Stephanie was a treasured member of our NET cancer support group in Minnesota. When she first joined us, she used to help me set up meetings. She had the most wonderful twinkle in her eye. We hadn’t seen her for a while and I just reached out to her last week. I am shocked and saddened by her death. I won’t forget her kindness and fierceness. Heaven got a good one. With deepest sympathies, -dm