Shirley M. Cofran (1922 - 2015)

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Shirley M. Cofran, 92, of Portland, Maine and Willis, Texas, died April 14, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas, after a brief illness.

Shirley, the daughter of Ernest and Sarah Armstrong, was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine in 1922. A graduate of Deering High School, class of 1939, Shirley worked for W.T. Grant company before marrying the love of her life (Frank Eugene Cofran 1921-2001) in 1939. Shirley devoted her life to her family and her children and cheering for the Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years; her son, Jack Cofran, and 12 siblings. She is survived by her sister Emma Deering (103) of Portland, and her daughters Sherry Cofran of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cynthia Smith and husband Lawrence Smith of Gorham, Maine, and Jill Sones of Willis, Texas, and her grandchildren: Tammy Thibeau and husband Michael of Lawndale, California, Jennifer Smith of Gorham, Maine, Timothy Smith and wife Kristin and their children Elijah, Emmaleigh and Kayleigh of Limerick, Maine, Laura Smith and husband Jeremiah of Roswell, Georgia, and twins Nancy and Christina Smith of Gorham, Maine.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to such as United Way, Girl Scouts or Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, P.O. Box 3805, Portland, Maine, 04104. Shirley, she will be missed. Condolences may be left at


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Published on from Apr. 15 to Apr. 28, 2015