Shirley A. (Christensen) (Grillone) Kuja, 78, of West Wareham, formerly of Whitman and Brockton, passed away suddenly Friday, March 8, at Tobey Hospital. Shirley was the wife of Thomas F. Kuja Sr. of West Wareham. Shirley was born in Brockton, the daughter of the late Sverre and Jeannette (Webber) Christensen. She attended Brockton Public Schools and graduated from Brockton High School in 1953. A bookkeeper, Shirley worked for Franklin Auto, Brest Auto and Lappens Auto Supply. Shirley later worked for Pilgrim Rubbish removal of Wareham and B.F.I. in Abington as a sales representative. An avid Red Sox fan, Shirley also enjoyed crosswords, puzzles, all the areas bingo games and spending time in Harwich Port. She is survived by her children and stepchildren, Lisa A. Eckman of South Dennis, James V. Grillone of Duxbury, Kelli A. Silva of Florida, Kim M. Barber of Plymouth, Thomas F. Kuja Jr. of Florida and Kevin J. Kuja of Florida. Shirley is survived by 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends. She was the stepmother of the late Gary E. Kuja and sister of the late Russell, Roland and Norman Christensen and Roline Wereska. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, March 13, from 5-8 p.m. in the Wareham Village Funeral Home, 5 Center St. Wareham. Her funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 14, at 10 Oclock in Saint Patricks Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Interment in Massachusetts National Cemetery, 1 Bennington Blvd., Bourne. Please make memorial donations to the
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Published in Wareham Courier from Mar. 12 to Mar. 19, 2013