Preston - Shirley Mary Page, 90, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday night, May 11, 2012, at the home of her niece, Susan McClimon.
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Shirley was born in Norwich, on Feb. 17, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Griffin) Green. She graduated from NFA in 1941, and from Mary Elizabeth Academy of Hairdressing in New London thereafter. She owned and operated The Beauty Box with her two partners in New London for 40 years.
In 1944 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Norwich, she married Albert Francis Page. His submarine, the Sea Wolf, was lost at sea in 1944.
Shirley is survived by a sister, Marie McClimon of Preston; two sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and Kitty Green, who was like a sister to her.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph L. Green, Ernest J. Green, and Francis P. Green; a sister, Anita Jackson; two nephews, James B. McClimon and Richard A. Green; and a brother-in-law, Richard McClimon. She was also predeceased by her longtime companion, Stanley F. Gonet, who died on Aug. 22, 1985.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 181 Elizabeth St., Norwich. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich. A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of The William W. Backus Hospital for their exceptional care of Shirley along with the home care she received from her nieces, Cindy Green, Donna Judy, Wendy Lewis, Gloria Moroch, Sharon Savignac, Ginnie Desnoyers, and Debbie McClimon.
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Published in The Day on May 14, 2012