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Official Obituary of: Shirley Ann McGuire on May 28, 2021

Shirley Ann McGuire on May 28, 2021

Shirley Ann (Kary) McGuire, 75 of North Attleboro passed away on May 28, 2021. Born in Woodstock, Virginia, she was the beloved wife of Robert L. McGuire Jr. for 51 years.  Shirley was the daughter of Helen Kary and the late Leonard Kary.

Raised in Providence, RI, Shirley graduated from Hope High School in 1964, and received her Bachelors Degree from Rhode Island College in 1969.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Shirley was a teacher for 28 years in Attleboro Public Schools, finishing her career at the Hyman Fine School.  She was proudly nicknamed “Mother” by her fellow teachers.

Anyone who knew Shirley knows that she was involved in the community and loved a good time. She was a 30-year member of the Lambda Pi and Theta Beta Chapters of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority where her passion of community service was evident.  Shirley held all chapter offices as well as Phi Province offices.                                         

Shirley was an active volunteer at Lenore’s Pantry, volunteered at many flu clinics, animal clinics and was an ardent supporter of Homes For Our Troops along with many other worthy organizations. 

Shirley was also a member of the Fun Seekers Travel Group with her husband, and enjoyed various outings with the Coffee Beans, the Live Wires and luncheons with the Rhode Island Girls Birthday Group.  She was also an avid golfer in the Tuesday Morning Ladies League at Chemawa Golf Course. Shirley loved to travel with friends throughout Europe and the U.S., and adored her favorite chef LEO (Lets Eat Out).

Shirley was a fighter, having beaten Hodgkin’s Disease in the early nineties, and breast cancer in 2019.

Unfortunately the deck was stacked against her this time, as she had to overcome several min-strokes and pancreatic cancer.

Survivors are her daughter, Kristen Andrade of Cape Coral, FL and sons Bryan of Colorado Springs, CO and Matthew (Traci-Lyn) of Coventry, RI; her grandsons Ryan and Colin of Colorado Springs, CO and granddaughter Aubrey of Coventry, RI.

Shirley was the sister of Kenneth Kary of Redondo Beach, CA and Nancy Brown (Howard) of Warwick, RI,

And Aunt to Lori Beagan of Warwick, RI, Christopher Brown of Bradford, NH and Patrick McGuire of Foxboro, MA.

Visiting hours will be held at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Sunday, June 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a memorial service immediately following visitation in the funeral home at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Shirley’s favorite charity in her memory can be made to: Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780, or at www.hfotusa.org.

 

 

  • Comment (17)
  • To the McGuire Family:
    So saddened to learn of Shirley’s passing.  To Bob and her loved ones, be assured that her memory brings a smile to our hearts and joy to our souls. Heaven will be a much better place – now that Shirley’s in charge! 

  • Rest In Peace Shirley✨My sympathies to her family and friends; ((Sending hugs to Kristen during this trying time))

  • Oh Shirley You made such a difference to soo many lives. Our times in Theta Beta chapter of SPG are notorious.You were a joy wherever you went. Love to all your family. Your sister,Joni

  • I had the great experience of team teaching  at Thacher Middle school with Shirley   She was a wonderful person and will be missed 

  • I was fortunate to team teach with Shirley at Thacher Middle school. She was a joy to teach with.  She will be missed. 

  • I had the pleasure to work with Shirley at Thacher Middle School. We were a team and she made teaching fun.  I was blessed to share so many days with her. She will be missed. 
    Tammy Blackwell. Yarmouth Port 

  • Shirley was an enthusiastic member of our Hope “64 perpetual reunion committee. She will be sorely missed. 

  • So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Our sympathy to Bob and their children.

  • McGuire Family,
      Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We will miss Shirley’s contagious smile and her incredible spirit and love of life. She touched many people’s lives in a positive way and we will remain forever thankful for having her as a friend.
       May she rest in peace.
     

  • We meet so many people throughout the day. However; Shirley was special in that she always brought a smile, a laugh, and a genuine warmth! She will always be remembered fondly.

  • To the McGuire Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, Shirley was a very special person … our heartfelt thoughts go out to you today.

  • Prayers to the family.. My memories of her was a kind and thoughtful person..So Rest In Peace Shirley where there is no more pain..
    Love to all
    Gail Moran❤️❤️❤️????????

  • Shirley’s joyful smile will live on in all our hearts. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss.  She had a personality bigger than life . Aways smiling and always ready to help if you needed her. Life just won’t be the same without her. She will be missed greatly. RIP SHIRLEY LOVE CAROL

  • Oh Miss Shirley ♥️ I am so lucky to have gone on Spg adventures with you! I’ll have a Woowoo for you.

  • Rest in Peace, Auntie.  Holidays will never be the same again after the many, many years we always had them together at your house (and, of course, dang COVID had to take them away last year). You will be greatly missed.  Until we meet again.  

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  1. Rest in Peace, Auntie.  Holidays will never be the same again after the many, many years we always had them together at your house (and, of course, dang COVID had to take them away last year). You will be greatly missed.  Until we meet again.  

  2. Oh Miss Shirley ♥️ I am so lucky to have gone on Spg adventures with you! I’ll have a Woowoo for you.

  3. So sorry for your loss.  She had a personality bigger than life . Aways smiling and always ready to help if you needed her. Life just won’t be the same without her. She will be missed greatly. RIP SHIRLEY LOVE CAROL

  4. Shirley’s joyful smile will live on in all our hearts. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  5. Prayers to the family.. My memories of her was a kind and thoughtful person..So Rest In Peace Shirley where there is no more pain..
    Love to all
    Gail Moran❤️❤️❤️????????

  6. To the McGuire Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, Shirley was a very special person … our heartfelt thoughts go out to you today.

  7. We meet so many people throughout the day. However; Shirley was special in that she always brought a smile, a laugh, and a genuine warmth! She will always be remembered fondly.

  8. McGuire Family,
      Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We will miss Shirley’s contagious smile and her incredible spirit and love of life. She touched many people’s lives in a positive way and we will remain forever thankful for having her as a friend.
       May she rest in peace.
     

  9. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Our sympathy to Bob and their children.

  10. Shirley was an enthusiastic member of our Hope “64 perpetual reunion committee. She will be sorely missed. 

  11. I had the pleasure to work with Shirley at Thacher Middle School. We were a team and she made teaching fun.  I was blessed to share so many days with her. She will be missed. 
    Tammy Blackwell. Yarmouth Port 

  12. I was fortunate to team teach with Shirley at Thacher Middle school. She was a joy to teach with.  She will be missed. 

  13. I had the great experience of team teaching  at Thacher Middle school with Shirley   She was a wonderful person and will be missed 

  14. Oh Shirley You made such a difference to soo many lives. Our times in Theta Beta chapter of SPG are notorious.You were a joy wherever you went. Love to all your family. Your sister,Joni

  15. Rest In Peace Shirley✨My sympathies to her family and friends; ((Sending hugs to Kristen during this trying time))

  16. To the McGuire Family:
    So saddened to learn of Shirley’s passing.  To Bob and her loved ones, be assured that her memory brings a smile to our hearts and joy to our souls. Heaven will be a much better place – now that Shirley’s in charge! 

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