Shirley L. Dearth

Shirley L. Dearth, 84, married to the late Thomas H. Dearth Jr., passed away peacefully on July 15, after a brief battle with cancer, in her home in Ossipee, NH surrounded by the people she loved. She was born in Brockton, August 1, 1928, to the late Francis and Bertha Williams, and lived there for over 70 years. Shirley is survived by her daughter Patricia and her husband Willis Hayes of Wolfeboro, NH, her son Thomas Dearth III and wife Debra of Cornish, ME, grandchildren Willis Jr. "Billy", Mark and his wife Diana and Kelley Hayes and Abigail Dearth, great-grandchildren Willis III, Rebecca, and Anthony Hayes, brothers Francis Williams of South Easton and George Richard Williams of Harmony, ME and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Bertha Pike and Dorothy LeBlanc. Shirley loved life, she was fun loving, hard working, independent and loved being with family and loved ones. She was also adventurous and enjoyed vacations, road trips, shopping and demolition derbies. She last worked at Fowler Print and many years at The Brockton Enterprise. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Published in The Enterprise from July 21 to July 22, 2013