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Shirley Mears

1941-2010 EAGLE BRIDGE, NY Shirley Mears, 68, passed away on Friday, April 16, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She resided on County Rte. 68 in Eagle Bridge.

Born on Dec. 14, 1941, in Cambridge, N.Y., daughter of the late Philander and Margaret Pratt Gates, she attended Valley Falls High School.

Shirley was employed at W.C.W. in Hoosick Falls as a sewing machine operator. She had many well loved friends at W.C.W.

Shirley was mother to many and grandmother to some.

She leaves her lifetime companion, Ernest Niles Sr., of Eagle Bridge, and two sisters, Virginia Bourn and Viola Gulley, both of Bennington.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Charlotte Harrington, Hazel Gates, and Ruth Zilinskas, and four brothers, Raymond Allen, William Allen, Daniel Gates and Philander Gates.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Wednesday, Apr. 21, from 6-7 p.m. Burial will be Friday, Apr. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Center White Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the S.W.V.M.C. Cancer Center through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 20, 2010
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