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Shirley McDonald

Obituary of Shirley S. McDonald

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Shirley S. McDonald (nee Smith) 94 of Montville, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  She was born on August 31, 1926 to Thomas Francis Smith and Sarah Zillah Nichols in Troy, NY.  She graduated from Troy High School and Sienna College in Loudonville, NY.  She resided in Waterford, NY for 28 years and has been a resident of Montville since 1996. Shirley was employed as an Office Worker at Behr-Manning Corp. in Watervliet, NY. After graduating from Sienna College, she worked as a Broker/Agent for the Inglis Insurance Agency in Green Island, NY.  She finished her career at Russell E. Stevens & Co. as a Broker/Agent and Office Manager until her retirement in 1996.  She was the Past President of Tri City (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) Insurance Women’s Association from 1965-1966, a USA Patriot Donor to United SpinalAssociation and a member of the Montville Township Senior Citizens Club.  Beloved wife of the late Edward L. McDonald who she married on December 29, 1946.  Devoted mother of Linda J. Barone and Christine E. Decker and her husband Tom.  Loving grandmother of Richard Barone and Heather Kristensen.  Cherished great grandmother of Liam Kristensen.  Dear sister of the late Helen, Catherine, and Elaine.  On a personal reflection from her daughters’; Mom was among the many who can say they have dedicated themselves to education and hard work.  From the moment she woke, Shirley devoted herself to the perfection of whatever she pursued.  Improving her way of life always seemed like second nature for her.  Mom provided a loving home for Dad, Linda, and Chris to thrive in and still managed to pursue some of her own dreams.  She contributed her time and talents to many organizations and excelled at a career that lasted over three decades.  She had countless achievements to be so proud of, as we are of our Mother today, for her extraordinary full and loving life. All Funeral Services were privately held.

In lieu of flowers donations in her name to a charity of your choice would be appreciated


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