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Shirley Jean (Moore) DOLE

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DOLE, Shirley Jean (Moore)
Shirley Jean Moore Dole passed away on Saturday, (September 22, 2012) at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. Shirley was born on April 4, 1925 in Burlington, VT to Lora Preston and Harry Moore. She married Roderick A. Dole on Feb. 26, 1944 and lived most of her life in CT. She was involved in many community organizations such as the Willimantic Woman's Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Visiting Nurse Association, the Willimantic Country Club and the Willimantic Congregational Church. She served on the boards of these organizations and also as president or vice president of many of them. Shirley was very proud to graduate second in her class in 1968 to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Shirley and Rod loved to travel, traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico and also abroad, living in Kuwait for several years. Shirley was a lifetime member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International and served in both national and regional offices with the WBCCI. Shirley is survived by her husband, Roderick Almon Dole; her daughters, Pamela Jean Dole and Robin Dole Coolbeth and her husband, David; granddaughters Emily Coolbeth (Paul), Suzanne Coolbeth, Stephanie Coolbeth (Robert), Jessie Neborsky (Eric); two great-grandchildren Silas Songy and Olivia Heinis; one sister, Helen Persuette and her daughter-in-law, Diane Dole Handfield. She is predeceased by her son, Roderick A. Dole, Jr. and her granddaughter, Eliza Coolbeth; as well as her siblings, Donald, Harriet and Norman.
A funeral service will be held at the Willimantic Congregational Church, Willimantic, CT on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1 p.m., with burial at St. Philip the Apostle Cemetery, Ashford, CT, following the service. Memorial donations can be made to the , the or Four Seasons Hospice of Flat Rock, NC.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 7, 2012
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