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Shelley A. Gorham
Loving mother, grandmother, and sister; 64
ASHBY - Shelley A. (Francis) Gorham, 64, of Ashby, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and close friends.
Shelley was born in New York City on December 19, 1948, daughter of the late Ivor and Jacqueline (Giroux) Francis. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Gorham.
For many years, she worked for New England Backpacker in Worcester, and most recently as a Barista at the local Leominster Starbucks.
She has been part of the Ashby, Fitchburg-Leominster and Worcester communities for over 40 years and leaves behind many special friends. Shelley was an avid gardener. She was passionate about outdoor sports including golfing, skiing and kayaking. She especially enjoyed biking, and one of her favorite weekly activities was to climb Mt. Watatic.
Shelley leaves her children, Samantha Beres and her husband, Sung Chang of Maryland, Danielle Beres Anderson and her husband, Derek Anderson of Worcester, Allison Gorham and her boyfriend, Travis Randall of Nantucket; grandchildren, Deanna, Solomon, and Derek; three siblings; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
GORHAM - A memorial service will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Tuesday, June 25, at 5:00 pm. A calling hour will precede the service from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The burial will be at a later date. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations made to Friends of the Wapack at their website: www.wapack.org.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from June 23 to June 24, 2013
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