Northbridge-Margery (Shirley) Tufarolo, 75, died at home, Monday, May 18, with family by her side, after a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 34 years, John Tufarolo, two daughters, Lisa Benoit and her husband Bob, of Kennebunkport, ME and Janet Parker and her husband Bruce, of Holly Springs, NC, 3 brothers; David Shirley, in CA, Myron Shirley and Steve Shirley, both in NY, and a sister, Karen Shirley, in FL; and three grandchildren.
Margery was born in Syracuse, NY, a daughter of Arnold and Elsie (Cates) Shirley. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School, then SUNY Albany, in 1966. In 1984 she graduated from Leslie College with a Masters of Art in Teaching, Special Needs. Margery taught special needs students for 22 years at North Attleborough High School. She was an active member of the Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church, in Whitinsville. She enjoyed reading and participating in book clubs, but especially found joy spending time with her grandchildren.
Margery's funeral service and burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, are private.
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