Shirley Witchley

Obituary of Shirley E. Witchley

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Vernon-Shirley (Plows) Witchley of Vernon passed peacefully at home on Monday evening, February 5, 2024. Shirley was born on November 20, 1935, in Canaan, Conn, the daughter of Edward & Myrtle Plows; sister to Charles, James, Alton, Sidney, Robert, John and George. Shirley graduated from Brookfield High School in 1953. She then graduated from Utica School of Nursing and went on to enjoy a long career in nursing that spanned over 45 years. For a large majority of her nursing career Shirley was employed by Rome DDSO, from which she retired in 1997 as a nurse administer. Shirley married James A Witchley on November 30, 1957. She was blessed with daughters Betty, Linda, Susan, Mary, Judy and Nancy. From these blessings, grandchildren, Larry, Diane, Jeremy, Sierra, Shaun, Brian, Erin, Amanda, Natasha, Nikeshia, Michael and Steph. Also 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Shirley was a member of Holy Family Secular Franciscan Order. She had many hobbies, the greatest of which was crocheting baby blankets. Over the past 20 years Shirley donated hundreds of crocheted baby blankets through the Franciscan's to local hospitals and women centers. The family would like to thank the staff at Tender Loving Care and Hospice for the care they provided. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Holy Family Secular Franciscans or Holy Family Church. Calling hours will be held Monday, February 12, 2024 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 23 Front Street, Vernon, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Spirit of Hope, Holy Family Campus, 4352 Peterboro Street, Vernon, NY with the blessing of her Franciscan Community, family and friends. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vernon, NY. Online condolences may be sent
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, February 12, 2024
Malecki Funeral Home Inc.
23 Front Street
Vernon, New York, United States


10:30 am
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Holy Family Church
4352 Peterboro Street
Vernon, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Maple Grove Cemetery
Rt. 5
Vernon, New York, United States
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