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Shirley Millicent Mclaughlin

January 23, 1928 — July 3, 2017

Shirley Millicent Mclaughlin

Shirley Millicent McLaughlin, age 89, of Perry, New York, passed away on Monday July 3, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Shirley was born in Warsaw, New York on January 23, 1928 a daughter to the late Arthur E. and Bernice (Soper) Beardsley. She is preceded in death by her husband: Robert “Frog” McLaughlin who passed in 1985, daughter-in-law: Karen (Martz) McLaughlin who passed away in 1997, brothers: Clarence (Norma) Beardsley, Ralph Beardsley, Arthur (Ruth) Shiltz-Beardsley, brothers-in-law: Charles Stuart, Hugh (Mildred Pierson) McLaughlin and sister-in-law: Marion Bailey Beardsley.

She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill and was a self employed wallpaper hanger, wall papering in homes throughout Wyoming and Livingston Counties. She was a graduate of Perry Central School class of 1946, a member of the Oatka Baptist Church in Warsaw, a 50 year charter member of the Perry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and honorary fireman, and was the oldest living cancer survivor in Wyoming County. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, going on rides and out to dinner. She loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed visits with friends and family.

She is survived by her 2 children: Laurie Bark and Thomas (Karen) McLaughlin both of Perry, sister: Marilyn Stuart of East Avon, brother: Warren (Mardene) Beardsley of Penfield, sister-in-law: Betty Beardsley of Zephyr Hills, Fl., 5 grandchildren: Kyle (Kelly) McLaughlin, Daryl (Sarah) McLaughlin, Sarah (Jesse) Wolcott all of Perry, Rachel (Bill Seymour)Bark of York, PA., and Patrick Bark of Rochester, 2 step-grandchildren: Melissa (Greg) Becker of Buffalo, Jenny (Jeremy Burdick) Cygan of Pike, 8 great grandchildren: Emma, Tess, Avery, Dominik and Alexander McLaughlin, Madalynn and Shelby Wolcott and Joey Seymour 4 step great grandchildren: Joslyn McMurtry, Jayden Burdick, Katelyn and Liam Becker, 2 best friends: Eleanor Chaffee of Ft. Pierce, Fl., Laura Holderer of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and tons of people who called her “Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma over the years.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday July 7th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street in Perry. A Ladies Auxiliary service will be held on Friday at 6:45pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 8th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 243 Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.

98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

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Service

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.

98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

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Burial

Prospect Hill Cemetery

U.S. 20A, NY

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