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Cecilia S. Shirley

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Cecilia Stratmann Shirley, 86, entered into eternal life with God on August 27, 2018 after a long courageous battle with end stage heart disease and cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Fletcher Shirley, and her two beloved children, Celia Ann Shirley and George Patrick Shirley. A native of Newport News, Virginia, she is a 1949 graduate of St. Vincent De Paul High School in Newport News and a 1952 graduate of De Paul Hospital School of Nursing in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 1997, she has been a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hampton, Virginia. She is survived by her children, Leila Marie Shirley of Hampton, Virginia, Carl Joseph Shirley of Hampton, Virginia, and Elizabeth Ann Mulcahy (Michael) of Arlington, Virginia; and two grandchildren, Caitlyn Elizabeth Mulcahy and Ryan Patrick Mulcahy, both of Arlington, Virginia. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating her life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 beginning at 3:00PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Reverend John Grace presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Catholic Relief Services, the , and Intrepid Hospice. A very special thank you goes out to several of the staff at Intrepid Hospice, especially Helen Burke, her nurse, who provided loving care of the highest caliber. And a special recognition goes out to Julie Woodard who was her devoted full time care provider and became her personal friend.
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 4, 2018
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