Shirley M. (Anderson) Granquist

Shirley M. (Anderson) Granquist, 88, of Manchester, beloved wife of Nels Granquist, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, with her family at her side at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Shirley was born in Manchester on Aug. 26, 1925, daughter of the late Conrad G. and Emma (Shultz) Anderson and had resided in Manchester for most of her life. She worked for the Manchester Head Start Program for 25 years and was a member of Center Congregational Church.

In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Susan Wojnarowski and her husband, Ken, of Manchester, and Leslie Kajtor of Manchester and Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Shawn and Emma Wojnarowski; a brother, Everett Anderson, of Massachusetts; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Anderson of Manchester.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Hillstown Road Veterans Cemetery, Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 11 Center St., Manchester, CT 06040; and/or to a .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17, 2013