Honorable Shirley C. Elliott, 68, passed away March 20, 2013 in Old San Patricio, Texas.
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She was born May 5, 1944 in Wilton, Maine to Merle and Ellise Chandler, and resided in Antrim, New Hampshire.
She worked her entire life in Human Services including Crotched Mountain Rehab, MDS, T.I.L.L., Summer Hill, Harbor Side and Maplewood Manse.
Shirley was hard working and enjoyed many activities including crocheting, football, crafting, knitting, reading, computers, winters in South Texas, summers in Rangeley, Maine, Community Centers in Tennessee, gardening, cooking, traveling and constantly teaching her family quick easy solutions to life's many Challenges.
Shirley was also elected several times to represent her community at The State Republican Convention, and she was very proud of being the mother of three Former State Representatives who made history being the only three siblings in the United States to serve in the same Legislative body at the same time.
She was awarded the New Hampshire CNA of The Year in 2003 before retiring.
Most recently in 2012, Shirley received The Sweetheart of The Game from her favorite ice hockey team the Corpus Christi Ice-Rays.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles B. Elliott Antrim, NH, 2 sisters Aurie Cox of M.E. and Verna Davy of F.L. Shirley was an exceptional mother to 5 children William D. Elliott (Ellen wife) Crossville, Tennessee, Allen C. Elliott (Lori wife) Antrim, N.H., Hon. Lori J. O'Brien (Joseph husband), Bennington, NH, Hon. Larry G. Elliott, Antrim, NH and Hon. Kimberley O.M. Dionne (Mark husband) Old San Patricio, Texas, 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Family request in lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local library or to Antrim Fire and Rescue.
Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Apr. 3, 2013