Shirley M. (Holman) Bissonnette

Born: Mon., Mar. 27, 1922
Died: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Location: St. Cecilia's Church

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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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David Nordstrom
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bob are once again to again. They had a love that lasted a lifetime. The two "Best Dance Partners Since Fred & Ginger" are waltzing across heaven. My Deepest Sympathy to Tommy, Dianne and Family for the Loss of Wonderful Mother.

diane atchue
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019

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Carol Davison Byrnes
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. I am not in the family although always felt like I was. Eva and Paul are my first cousins. Pauline and my mom were sisters. I remember playing with Tommy (then) because we were the closest in age. Shirley was always so sweet to me and was a big help when we were trying to find the cemetery where my grandparents were buried. I called Shirley and Bob and they knew right where to send me. So sorry Tom and Diane. Like my mom she lived a long good life.

Mike Broderick
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
My condolences to Tom and the rest of the family on their loss. So wonderful to have 96 years with her.

Mike (fellow Gentlemen Songster with Tom)

Richard F. Lord
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Diane and Tom, we’re so sorry to read of Shirley’s death and want you to know that we send you our deepest condolences. May Shirley Rest In Peace along side, Bob. Sincerely, Dick Lord (Norton Co.) and Angela DuDeVoire

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