• Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home
    Warren, RI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Shirley F. Aldcroft (Patterson) 1929 - 2011
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Monday, January 02, 2012
Susan, so sorry to read about your Mom,
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Dear Mom...You and Dad were the ones that kept the family together, through good and bad times. You will be GREATLY missed!!!...Your love and family values will live on forever in your children and grandchildren... I love you very much and understand that Dad was saying "What took you so long!!!" Now you can both rest in peace... Love, Susan & Alan
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan, and Brian,
This weekend, I moved to a new house. While helping me unpack, my mother unwrapped the beautiful ceramic coffee creamer and sugar bowl set your mom made for me when I moved into my first house. It made me think of how Shirley's presence will be felt forever in my home through all the wonderful things she made for me and my boys, celebrating so many milestones throughout the years. I do know without a doubt that your mother earned her place in heaven ten times over. She took care of everything and everyone with a spirit, passion and temper that could never be matched in anyone other than her own mother, Ora. And when your dad sat at the table looking up from his book with his jokes and his wit, she was inevitably chasing somebody around that same table (most likely Brian) with a fly swatter. She may have been barely 100 lbs. and 5 feet tall, but we sure did listen to her! And if Donna and Sue tried to come out and play before doing the dusting on a Saturday morning, Shirley would immediately, and very vocally, put an end to that. All the while your dad would sit there calmly, not distracted, never skipping a beat. Those two were hysterical...a perfect love story and clearly a match made in heaven. It does not surprise me that Shirley did not want to stay here in this life without Al for very long. In all your sadness, I hope it comforts you to know that your parents are together now, never to be separated again.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dear Brian, Susan, Donna (and families):
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Shirley was a great person and her memory will live on. She is with Uncle Al now, and they are at peace. Know that they are always with you in spirit.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
A Mothers Love
A mothers love is a special love
A bond never to be broken.
A mothers love is a forever love
The words need not be spoken.

In good times & in bad times
When we need someone to see us thru
She is always there to guide us
She knows just what to do.

So cherish her & love her
You'll be with her again.
She'll always be with you
In your heart she will remain.
Susan, Donna & Brian,
You are all in our prayers, this day & always. We are so sorry for the loss of Shirley, truly a special lady.
Love, Steve, Chris, Steven, Ashley, Kaytlynn, Christopher, Lacey & Cheyenne
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan and Brian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please except my condolence and may she rest in peace. My heart goes out to each and every one of you....Carlos
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dear Aldcroft/Patterson families,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Shirley & Al being great fun on our family visits to Rhode Island. May she rest in peace. Barbara Sampson Davidson (daughter of Russell Sampson)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan, and Brian, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. We have such wonderful memories of our families gathering together and sharing laughter and good food. Kath
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
We saw your mom a few times in her life,and know she was very close to her family. Know she is rejoicing with your dad in Heaven now. Love,Roger,Robin
Monday, October 03, 2011
You are at peace and are out of all misery and pain. We will all miss you terribly! Your love and support has brought us to where we are today and we thank you for that. May you and dad be a vision of life to follow in our future here on this Earth create
d by the same God who created us all@ Love and peace to you! Love, Donna, Jorge and family
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Brian and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. I had the chance to meet her a few times over the years. She was a sweetie. We will be thinking about you. Love, Linda and Sue.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Donna Susan and Brian, so sorry for your loss, especialy so soon after your dads. Your mom and dad, like the 3 of you, were always so much fun to be around, with a lot of laughter involved, they will truely be missed.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Cousin Donna, Susan and Brian,
There are no words to express how much my dearest Aunt will be missed! I feel so "blessed" to have had your Mom as my very special Aunt&"God Mother"! May "God" Bless her!
Our love, prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you all today!
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan and Brian, Luis and I are so sorry about the loss of Shirley. I will certainly miss teasing her, she was such a wonderful woman. We were blessed to know her and your father for all these years, you know you are all like family to us. I know that she and Al are watching over all the loved ones that they leave behind. They will be spoken about and thought of often and always. May the angels guide her and keep her close to all who loved her and all whom she loved.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan and Brian, My mom will especially miss her, 55 years of talking 3 times a day! She was a lovely lady, and we will all miss her. Kathleen
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear cousin Shirley may you rest in peace! I'll always remember coming to visit the Rhode Island Clan with my Dad (Russ Sampson) and how nice it was to connect with you and listen to all the stories about the Patterson and Sampson family escapades. We all love you dearly. Your strength when up against very tough odds is forever admired. You will be missed!
Monday, October 03, 2011
Brian, So very sorry for the loss of your mother...she was such a nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tim & Lori Gardiner
Monday, October 03, 2011
Dear Donna, Susan and Brian,
Aunt Shirley was a force to be reckoned with. We always enjoyed her personality. I especially cherish the way she taught us how to say a special prayer the first time you hold a newborn infant. I feel blessed that our two daughters were able to be held and prayed over by her. She will be sorely missed. We are praying for all of you. Peace, Theresa, Steve, Joé and Sophia
Monday, October 03, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was always a joy to work with during our years at ValueLand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
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