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Shirley Arnold

Shirley R. Arnold

1928 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Shirley Arnold, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Hickory, N.C.

Shirley was born to Amelia and Alfred Syriac, Jan. 27, 1928, in Westfield, Mass. She married Reginald Arnold in 1950 and lived in Pittsfield where Reg worked for General Electric and where her three sons were born and raised. In 1980, a job transfer took Shirley and Reg to Conover, N.C., where they lived until Reg died in 2002. Shirley later moved to Hickory, N.C. Shirley was a dedicated homemaker and mother. In Pittsfield, she worked in the Pittsfield High School cafeteria. She was involved in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Boy Scouting program there. Shirley enjoyed painting and playing the piano.

Shirley is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David (Kathryn) of Mountain View, CA. Steven of Fort Myers, FL. and Diane Arnold of Great Barrington, and Jeffrey (Maripat) of San Diego CA. There are six grandchildren: Erika, Ryan, Robert, Devan, Daniel, and Adrienne and great- grandson, Jhonen. She also leaves a sister, Marilyn Mullins of Sharon, CT.

She was predeceased by Frank, Mildred and Alfreda, brother and sisters.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Salvation Army. A memorial service will be held in Massachusetts at a date to be determined. The family may be contacted at r.arnold@twave.net.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 26, 2012
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