WORCESTER – Shirley M. (Lemieux) “Mémère” Wamback, 80, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Saint Vincent Hospital surrounded by her family. Her husband of 46 years, Joseph S. Wamback, died in 2004.
She leaves a son, Gerard S. “Jerry” & his wife Anne Marie Wamback of Naples, FL; a daughter, Ann M. Montville and her fiancé Curt Berthiaume of Webster; 5 grandchildren, Andrew M. Chandler and his fiancée Katie Lee Carreau, Jessica L. Chandler and her companion Matthew Gagnon, Emily M. Wamback, Nicole K. Wamback and her fiancé Ryan Grimes, and Brian D. Wamback; 3 great-grandchildren, Ava Grace Chandler, Nate Aiden Chandler and Alice Lee Chandler; a sister, Theresa Geneva of Pueblo, CO; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a close personal friend, Larry Larson. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Stephen Wamback and by her twin baby brothers, Ronald and Donald Lemieux.
She was born in Uxbridge, a daughter of Wilfred and Alice (Leduc) Lemieux. She attended South High School and received her Certificate in Social Work from Quinsigamond Community College in 1984.
Mrs. Wamback was employed as a social worker first with South Worcester Neighborhood Center and then with Pernet Family Health Service. She retired in 1986.
She was a member of Sacred Heart–Saint Catherine of Sweden Church in Worcester where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a lector; she was also a member of its Women’s Guild and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. She was a longtime leader of the Worcester 4H Club. She enjoyed reading. Her greatest joy was in the time she spent with her family.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 20, in Sacred Heart -Saint Catherine of Sweden Church, 596 Cambridge St. Worcester (please meet at church). Burial will be in Saint John’s Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours will be held Monday, November 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, 507 Park Ave., Worcester, MA 01603.