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Shirley M. (Swindlehurst) Morrissette

January 8, 1934 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


North Brookfield - Shirley M. Morrissette, 89, of North Brookfield passed away at home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Morrissette, who she was married to for 54 years. She was born to the late Jamie Lawrence and the late Viola (Dunlop) Swindlehurst on January 8, 1934.

She leaves her sister, Anne Kupiek of Ware, her niece Cheryl, nephew James Sweeney and family, and many other nieces and nephews. Shirley will be mourned by caregiver and dear friend, Karen Bessette of North Brookfield, her friend Janet Quaterale of North Brookfield, and many other friends. In addition to Shirley’s parents, she was predeceased by her brother, James Swindlehurst and sister, Betty Sweeny of Ware.

Shirley was a very proud custodian at North Brookfield Public Schools, before retiring in 1996. She was a very gifted seamstress, often making her own clothing and curtains. She loved Sally’s (Salvation Army Store) in Spencer, and helped set up the store before it opened. Shirley enjoyed many activities, from doing the polka at dances at the VFW in North Brookfield to finding bargains at yard sales, and even going on a cruise to Hawaii. Those that knew her best knew she was funny and kind. She was very proud of her husband Art’s service in the military and his woodworking skills.

Shirley’s caregiver would like to thank the North Brookfield Police Department and the North Brookfield EMS for their kind and diligent care of Shirley during many ambulance calls to her home.

Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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