AMBROGIO - Shirlee Elizabeth, born February 8, 1935 to the late George and Cora Lee Reeves, passed to eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the dawning of Thursday, July 15, 2021 at home with her family in Poughkeepsie, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter (8-17-2008) and daughters Debra (4-5-1958) and Sharon Graham (3-27-1992). She leaves her children Barbara and Scott Gibson, Cheryl and Andy Sanavaitis, Karen and Ken Mauriello, and Robert Graham; 13 grandchildren: Bradley and Christina Gibson, Laura (Mauriello) and Paul Ott, Christopher and Lynn Anne Gibson, Peter Mauriello, Ashley (Gibson) and Patrick Dawson, Nicole (Sanavaitis) and Andrew DeSha, Michael Mauriello, and Thomas Mauriello; and great-grand- children Jace Gibson, William Dawson, Maci Gibson, Samuel Dawson, Eisley Dawson, Mason Ott, and Baby Dawson. Shirlee and Peter were married 53 years. While caring for her home and family in East Meadow, NY, she earned her college and graduate degrees, retiring from teaching science at Jonas E. Salk Middle School, Levittown in June 1994. Shirlee and Peter then moved to their mountain home in Oak Hill, NY where she lived until September 2020. Shirlee will be interred with her husband on Monday, July 19th at 11:30am at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farm- ingdale, NY. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 1pm at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, 618 NY-143, Westerlo, NY. Donations in Shirlee's memory may be sent to First Baptist Church of Westerlo, P.O. Box 130, Westerlo, NY 12193. Arrangements by A.J. Cunn- ingham Funeral Home, Greenville. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com
. Isaiah 58:9a "Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, 'Here I am.'"
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Published by Newsday on Jul. 18, 2021.