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Obituary for Shirley E. Decelles

Shirley E. Decelles, 91, of 11 Balance Rock Road passed away on Monday. April 3, 2017 at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield. Born on July 15, 1925 in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Jessie McConnachie Almstead. A longtime Lanesboro resident, she was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1943 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She married her husband, the late Francis L. Decelles on June 6, 1949 in Pittsfield. He died on November 1, 2004. A homemaker for much of her life, she had also worked at one time as a clerical worker in the Audit Department at Sears & Roebuck. She enjoyed pets, gardening and being a den mother for the Boy Scouts. She leaves three sons; David F. Decelles and his wife Camille of Pittsfield, Robert H. Decelles and his wife Denise of Lanesboro and William F. Decelles of Lanesboro. Three daughters; Lynda Brignolo of Lanesboro, Joanne Sayers and her husband Henry of Lanesboro and Pamela Rathbun and her husband Thomas of Lanesboro. Eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her sister; Ruth Farris and by her brother; Charles Almstead.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services and burial for Shirley E. Decelles who passed away April 3, 2017 will be private at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Lanesboro Fire Department or to the Berkshire Humane Society both in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 which is handling arrangements.

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