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Shirley Cossette

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Shirley C. Cossette

2016 PITTSFIELD Shirley C. Cossette, 68, passed away on September 29, 2016 peacefully at the home of her sister Alice, with her family by her side. She was born in Hartford CT, daughter of Nita (Pugliese) Eldridge and Michael Castigliego. She moved to Pittsfield, MA 14 years ago to have a fresh start to life and to be close to relatives. She attended Pittsfield Adult Education Center and attended the Salvation Army Church. Through the years she made strong connections with the people in her community and the congregation at the Salvation Army. She was a strong willed, and kind person who loved to laugh and enjoyed taking her dog "Baby" for walks. She made many friends along those walks. She was loved by those that knew her and will be missed by many. Shirley is survived by her best friend and faithful companion of 9 years her dog "Baby", her daughter Nita Proteau of Vernon CT, her grandchildren Danielle and Chase and her son Roland Gundberg of CT. She also leaves behind two sisters, Alice Chilcoat and Salvatrice "Theresa" Caldwell of Pittsfield MA and her brother Sebastian Kula of Bristol CT and is predeceased by a sister Connie Orfitelli and a brother Martin Kula. The daughter would like to thank: HospiceCare of the Berkshires, Elder Services, Molari, her aunts and cousin, for the loving care and emotional support during the last weeks of Shirley's life. A remembrance of her life will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2pm at the Salvation Army, West Street Pittsfield MA with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory made be to the Salvation Army. The DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 is handling arrangements.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 5, 2016
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