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SNELL, Shirley (Herrick) 74, of Marshfield and Roslindale, MA and formerly of Pittsfield, NH, died on April 18, 2014. She is survived by beloved husband of 51 years, Richard E. Snell; children, Julie A. Snell and John R. Dini of Philadelphia, PA, Steven H. Snell of Marshfield, MA, Katie S. (Snell) and Angelo N. Sellitto of Roslindale, MA; three cherished grandchildren, Tristan J. Dini, and Angelo R. and Matea E. Sellitto; many nieces and nephews; and grand-dogs Boomer and Clover. Born 1939, Shirley was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, class of 1957, and Notre Dame de Lourdes Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1960. She later attended Emmanuel College, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. Through her 50-year career, she practiced nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Brighton, and the Visiting Nursing Association of Framingham. Shirley treasured moments with her grandchildren and found joy in gardening, dear friends, her enduring faith, and relaxing at the beach. Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Wednesday April 23, at 8:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday April 22, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment private. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com The family would like to thank Hebrew Senior Life for their care and support over the past two years. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the: Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006. http://www.cancerresearch.org/giving-to-cri/honor-memorial-giving Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home 617-323-5600
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 21, 2014
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