Shirley M. Wigforss

MERIDEN- Shirley M. Wigforss, 92, of Meriden, former spouse of the late Niels J. Wigforss, departed this life on Monday, Nov.11, 2013, at the Miller Memorial Home in Meriden.

Shirley was born on May 31, 1921, in Wallingford, daughter of the late Edmund and Emma (Riotte) Gingras. She retired a as a teller for the Dime Savings Bank in Wallingford. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Shirley also enjoyed competitive rifle shooting and was also an avid ice skater in her younger years.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Niels Peter Wigforss and his wife, Leigh, of Durham and her daughter, Karen S. Wigforss, of Pennsylvania. She also leaves a brother, Robert Gingras, of South Carolina. Shirley also leaves two grandsons, Eric Paul Wigforss, of Wallingford and David Peter, Wigforss of California; along with two great-grandchildren, Peter and Matthew Wigforss, of Wallingford.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 6023, Wallingford, CT 06492 or online at To leave a message of remembrance or for directions please visit

Funeral Home

B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-4630

Published in The Record-Journal on Nov. 13, 2013