Shirley V. York, 87

Shirley York

Shirley York

WINDHAM — Shirley V. York, 87, of Windham, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

She was born on May 26, 1929, the daughter of Fred and Vesta (Mains) Horr.

Shirley attended local schools and spent her life in the Windham and Gorham area. On June 14, 1949, she married Benjamin York. Together, they raised their four children, Philip, Fred, Benjamin and Nancy.

Shirley held various jobs throughout her life including managing a “tourist home,” as well as a hotel in Gorham, working at Two Trails Diner, and the Gorham IGA; but the job she was most proud of was taking care of her family. She was a sweet and loving mother.

She was the queen of QVC and enjoyed shopping at antique shops, and barn and yard sales. She enjoyed adding trinkets to her snowmen, cows and loon collections. Shirley was proud to consider her family to be a “Mopar” family. She was an animal lover and especially enjoyed caring for the family horses.

She is survived by her children, Philip York Sr. of Casco, Fred York of Windham, Benjamin York Jr. of Parsonsfield and Nancy York of Windham; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin, in 2011; and siblings Peter, Fred, Isabelle, Nancy and Dorothy.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial will follow at Mayberry Cemetery, Park Road, in Windham. To express condolences or participate in Shirley’s online tribute, please visit: www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, P.O. Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082.

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