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Shirley Perry

Perry, Shirley

services for Shirley Perry, 79, of Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday (March 21,
2009) at 1pm at Notre Dame Church with Fr. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial
will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring.  Calling hours will be held on Friday (March
20, 2009) from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.  Mrs. Perry passed away Wednesday (March 18,
2009) at St. Josephs Home, Ogdensburg.

Perry is survived by three daughters, Marlene Smith and her husband Paul of
Ogdensburg, Donna Pirie and her husband Paul of Ogdensburg, and Margaret Moore
and her husband Gordon of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Deborah
McNally, Eric Dana, Melissa Denard, Christina Moore and Amanda Moore; and four
great grandchildren Nathan McNally, Ryan McNally, Ashley Dana, and Brandan
Dana; a brother Richard Bradley of Parish, NY; and a sister Marion Driscoll of
Canton. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Bradley and a sister June

Perry was born June 6, 1929 in Canton the daughter of Walter and Gladys Merkley
Bradley. She attended local schools. She married Donald Perry on November 16,
1946 at Notre Dame Church with the Rev. A.D. Charbonneau officiating. He predeceased her on September 18, 2006. She had
worked at Ames Department Store and at St. Josephs Home.

enjoyed sewing, crafts, and square dancing.

may be made in her memory to the St. Josephs Foundation.

2 Condolences

  • Sarah King Posted March 20, 2009 12:13 PM

    In Memory of Grandma Shirley:

    My memories of elementary, middle and high school days include many things: great friends, sports, theater, a thousand trips, a million activities – and a special lady who said I could call her Grandma Shirley.

    I will never forget the many afternoons that I would show up at Jen’s house on Lafayette Street after, what was almost always, an eventful day.

    My earlier memories are of curling irons and pony tails, snacks and Mountain Dew waiting, and of course, someone to give me a hard time for never wearing a hat when it snowed. (I thought of that often in my years at Syracuse, when I finally gave into the hat for my 20 minute trek to class in a blizzard)

    As we got older, we needed less of an after school babysitter (or so we believed), but we still had a welcome ear and a smile to come home to every afternoon. She was there for report cards, for first dates, for proms, for graduation and for every story along the way.

    These warm memories should not for one minute lead a soul to believe that this kind woman was someone to be taken lightly. She had more spirit than many people half her age. I think it would have been fair to make that claim both 10 years and 10 days ago. She had a strong will, firm opinions and a wicked sense of humor. She used all of those things to care deeply for the people around her.

    I met Grandma Shirley more than a decade and a half ago – as a little girl who was friends with her granddaughter. She welcomed me immediately and I have felt like family ever since.

    She will be remembered with much love –

  • Peggy & Dan Akins Posted March 21, 2009 3:17 AM

    Dear Marlene, Donna and other family members, Please accept our sympathy at this time on the passing of your Mother. I know what you are going through and pray that God will sustain you all at this time. See you this summer. Love & prayers, Peggy and Dan Akins, Florida & Lisbon.

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