Shirley Woods

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Woods, Shirley S.
Shirley Sterne Woods, age 77, of Easton, beloved wife of 53 years of Dr. Charles Woods, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013. Born in Bridgeport the daughter of the late Josephine and Frank Sterne, she grew up in Southport where she spent many hours on Southport Beach and the Pequot Library. She graduated from Roger Ludlow High School, Class of 1953 and later graduated from Endicott College. Shirley and Charles have been residents of Easton since 1971.She had a lifetime love of animals, especially cats. She was active in catching feral cats, spaying to reduce the wild cat population and was very supportive of Save the Spays. Shirley loved the beach whether here in Fairfield or in the Florida Keys, the mountains of Vermont, her home in Easton and especially her family and friends. She was an active member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and a member of the Fairfield Beach Club. Survivors in addition to her husband Charles include a son Christopher and Clare Eckert of Plymouth, NH, son, Jonathan and his wife Rita and two grandsons, Alexander and Nathaniel, of Beirut, Lebanon; three first cousins, Barbara Sterne, Sharon Sterne and Phyllis Gutowski. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by an infant son, John. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Fairfield. Friends may greet the family Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4670 Congress St., Fairfield, CT 06824 or to the CT Humane Society, 455 Post Road, East, Westport, CT 06880. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit


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Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-0824
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Published in Connecticut Post from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013
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