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Shirley M. (Holman) Bissonnette

March 27, 1922 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 96)
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LEOMINSTER----Shirley M. (Holman) Bissonnette, 96 years old, of Leominster died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster. She is survived by her son Thomas R. Bissonnette and his wife Bette of Salem, NH; daughter Diane Bissonnette Moes of Boston; grandson Adam S. Bissonnette of Medford; nieces, Paula Richard and Marilyn Lemieux; many nieces and nephews from the Worcester area; grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; and her favorite yellow lab, Mara. She was predeceased by her husband Robert T. Bissonnette in 2009, her brother Albert Holman and son-in-law Andy Moes.

Shirley was born in Worcester on March 27, 1922, daughter of Edward D. and Eva G. (Johnston) Holman and resided in Leominster for the past 73 years. She worked as a supervisor at the former Tilton & Cook Co. in Leominster until her retirement. During World War II, Shirley worked in manufacturing at Norton Company in Worcester to aid in the war effort. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church, the Ladies of St. Anne and during her younger years, was active in Girl Scouts.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a Mass at 11 am in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Calling hours are Monday, January 14th from 3-6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Leominster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Cecilia's Church Restoration Fund, 170 Mechanic St., Leominster, MA 01453.

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