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Shirley J. Furlong


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Shirley J. Furlong

Ocean Pines - Shirley Jean (Benton) Furlong, age 83, died on Monday October 29, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in Bethesda, MD. The only child of the late Casious Park Benton and Edna May Gandy Benton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Marion Herbert Furlong. Surviving, are her children, Marion Sue Furlong and her beloved companion Harry Edward Downs of Ocean Pines, and son Park Edward Furlong and his wife Sharon of Feasterville, PA.

Mrs. Furlong was a graduate of Bladensburg High School, Class of 1952. She had worked at Bowie High School as a secretary for the guidance office for 27 years. She and her husband retired and moved to Florida for 5 years and then back to Maryland's Eastern Shore, settling in Ocean Pines in 2000. She enjoyed traveling, collecting sea glass, trips back to their Florida Condo. She always had a great love for her dogs and her surviving cat, Abby.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Boyd Etter will officiate. Interment will be private for the family. A donation in her memory may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 1, 2018
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