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Shirley (Grondin) Braley, 91, of Plaistow, N.H., passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at home, on Saturday morning, June 3, 2017.
She was born in Lawrence on Feb. 15, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Violet (Lambert) Grondin.
Mrs. Braley was educated in the Lawrence school system and graduated from Lawrence High School.
A gentle, loving mother and grandmother, her greatest blessing was to be called Gigi by her great-grandchildren who brought her endless joy. Over the years she adopted and spoiled many senior cats from the MSPCA. She loved to sing and was a member of Sweet Adeline's and in her later years, the Music Masters.
She enjoyed engaging her mind with crossword puzzles and Sudoku. An avid Red Sox fan, Mrs. Braley enjoyed watching “her boys” and was lovingly referred to as a “wicked smaht Red Sox fan”. Above all else, Shirley enjoyed spending time with her loving family.
Mrs. Braley was predeceased by her loving husband, Richard Braley and a brother, Harvey Grondin.
She is survived by her four children, Stephen Braley and his wife, Susan of South Lyon, Mich., Michael Braley and his wife, Janice of Derry, N.H., Pat Batchelder and her husband, Chuck of Plaistow, N.H., and Lesley Zamansky and her significant other, Tom Flaherty of Haverhill; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with two on the way; her "lunch bunch", Carol, Helen, and Rhoda; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June, 6, at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (Route 125), Bradford. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. Contributions in her memory may be made to Nevins Farm MSPCA and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  June 5, 2017
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