Shirley's Story

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SALEM, NH - Shirley E. LeGendre, 88, of Salem passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Lawrence General Hospital.
The daughter of Albert and Nellie (Liversidge) Gidley, Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert LeGendre; daughters, Barbara Reardon and husband, William, and Eileen Arnold and husband, David seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, including her granddaughter, Kim Raadmae, who was her caretaker during the last year of her life. She was predeceased by her brother, Albert (Sonny) Gidley, and her sister, Dorothy Hale.
Shirley grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and worked many years for her brother at Salem Trailer Sales. She enjoyed going to the beach for Tripoli pizza, spending time with her family, reading magazines and looking through recipes, and cruising to Bermuda with her husband on several occasions.
We would like to thank the ICU nurses at Lawrence General Hospital for the care and compassion given during her recent illness.
In lieu of flowers, we would like people to make a donation in her memory to Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.
Published on January 11, 2018
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