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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: J

“Karen, Donna & family, We were so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was such a wonderful person and I know she enjoyed her many summers here...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Hjort - Millbury, MA


3 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Hjort - Millbury, MA

“I am very sad to have learned of Shirley's passing. I have missed her very much since I moved from the neighborhood but my boys would keep me...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Bedard - Millbury, MA

“To Shirley's children, grandchildren and her extended family,So very sorry for your loss. Working in the Registrar's Office, I had a great deal of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I am saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. As one of the young faculty members fortunate enough to be welcomed into the English Department at Holy...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and comfort through prayer. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Shirley was one of the big reasons I was glad to be coming to work at Holy Cross in 1998. I lived in far away California at the time, and Shirley...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Luria - Newton, MA

“As a member of the Holy Cross English Department and some-time Chair, I worked closely with Shirley throughout her time at Holy Cross. In addition to...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Bizzell - Worcester, MA

“Kathleen and I are saddened to hear of Shirley's death. Shirley and I grew-up together in Emanuel, she and Dean rented an apartment early in their...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. We were 2nd cousins, my father was Helmer Anderson, of Spencer Ma. I am Dave Anderson of Elmore VT.Again sorry for your loss...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dave Anderson - Elmore, VT

“So very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Being my second cousin, I remembered family reunions and playing with Shirley. It was nice to meet with...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Marcia Ambuson Ciak - Blackstone, MA

“Shirley sat right behind me for many years in school. I remember her fondly.Jack Rothera ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jack Rothera - Naples, FL

“Dear Karen,Donna,and all,Your Mom was a very special lady.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry that I will not be able to join you next...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Renee Merolli - Douglas, MA


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Shirley passed away in March 2017.

Shirley was a resident of Millbury, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

She was born in Worcester, daughter of John W. and Victoria K. (Grahn) Rydberg and graduated from Auburn High School.

A Memorial Service will follow at 11AM in Emanuel Lutheran Church, 200 Greenwood Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church or ALS Association at ALSA.org.

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