Frances A. Shirley

Frances A. Shirley, 87

Dateline: Norton, MA

Frances A. Shirley, age 87, of Norton, a retired Wheaton College English Professor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Wingate at Norton.

Born in Altoona, PA on June 11, 1931, she the loving daughter of the late Stanley W. and Frances N. (Swengle) Shirley.

Frances is survived by her cousins, as well as her many friends in the Wheaton College Community.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a graveside funeral service on Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at Alto-Reste Park in Altoona, PA

A service in celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 2:00 P.M. at a location to be announced.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., Norton.

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