Shirley May Knox

Shirley May Knox

1923 - 2013 PITTSFIELD- Shirley May Knox, 90, formerly of Devonshire Estates, passed away Jan. 13, 2013, at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility.

Shirley was born Jan. 11, 1923, in New York, NY, daughter of Grace Medlyn. She attended Pittsfield Public Schools. Shirley was a homemaker and her greatest love was her family. Shirley will be remembered for her joy of family gatherings, memorable family dinners and appreciating life's simplicities.

She married Charles H. Knox on Nov. 25, 1940; he passed away Jan. 15, 1990.

Shirley leaves her children Suzanne Coughlin (Don) of Pittsfield, Patricia Kelley (Wally) of Lakeport, CA, Elaine Baum (Robert) of Stockbridge, MA, Polly Lombardi (John) of Pittsfield, MA, Steven Knox of Asbury Park, NJ, Kelly Jones (Bill) of Pittsfield, Jeffrey Knox of East Brunswick, NJ, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Per Shirley's wishes, there will be no funeral services. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Northeast Cemetery in Richmond, MA. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at a time and place to be announced.

Shirley's family would like to thank the staff at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility for all the compassionate and loving care that they provided to Shirley.

Donations in Shirley's memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires or Alzheimer's Research in care of the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit to leave thoughts and wishes for the family.


Funeral Home

Wellington Funeral Service
220 East Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 445-4064

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 15, 2013