We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Carr Funeral Home
SHIRLEY POMEROY PAINE (89) passed away on June 18th at her home in Northbridge, MA. She is survived by her husband Carroll Paine, to whom she was married for sixty-eight years. She is also survived by three children: Donald and his wife April of Glenwood Springs, CO, Julie Polucha and her husband John, of Sutton, MA, and Douglas and wife Cathy of New Salem MA. All were with her at the time of her passing, when she could no longer overcome the intrusion of respiratory problems which had plagued her for several years.
Shirley is also survived by ten grandchildren: Nathan, Josh, Trevor, and Ali, the family of Don and April; Zachary, Anna, Neil, and Katy, the family of Julie and John Polucha; Ava and Austin, family of Doug and Cathy, as well as nine great grandchildren.
Shirley grew up in Walpole, N.H. but came to Northbridge sixty-four years ago when her husband began teaching at Northbridge High School. After graduation from Walpole High School, she attended and graduated from Northhampton Business School. Prior to marriage in 1954 she worked at several secretarial positions in the Springfield, MA area.
After raising her family, she worked as secretary of the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville MA where she was also a member for over fifty years. Her participation at church included serving as a Deacon, and was also on the Prudential Committee, Pastoral Search Committee, Secretary to the Church Committee, as well as being a member of the choir. Shirley also worked as the secretary/ office manager at the Whitinsville Water Company.
Following her retirement in 1987, Shirley served as a Hospice Volunteer for many years and in the end of her life was a grateful recipient of services from Salmon Hospice which enabled her to remain at home during her transition. Our family wishes to express our appreciation to the nurses and staff at Salmon Hospice for their outstanding care and support in this time of need. Friends and neighbors have also been very thoughtful.
Final arrangements will be private, and family centered.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: Worcester County Food Bank, 474 Boston Turnpike. Shrewsbury, MA, 01545.
Worcester County Food Bank
474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury MA 01545