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Shirley B. (Bean) Ferland Scoville
January 21, 2021


AGAWAM – Shirley B. (Bean) Ferland Scoville, 92, of Agawam, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She passed into Eternal Life from her home surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family, her devoted son, Peter and his fiancee, Diana. She was born in Gilsum, New Hampshire on August 20, 1928, a beloved daughter of the late Arthur E. and Louise A. (Fleury) Bean. She was raised and educated in Claremont, New Hampshire, had lived in the North End section of Springfield for many years and later moved to Agawam in 1987. During her early years, she was an all-star basketball player in high school and also raced as a Stock Car Driver at Claremont Speedway in Claremont, New Hampshire and raced in Cars 711, 11-7 and 21. She was a longtime waitress at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield and later at the Colony Club in Springfield. During her leisure time, she loved sitting in the quiet of her home working on many jigsaw puzzles. She was an avid collector of dolls, music boxes and mostly Melody in Motion Dolls which she acquired the largest collection known of these dolls in the world. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and her many friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Philip L. Scoville who was Called Home on September 21, 2017. She leaves her two loving children, Peter M. Ferland of Agawam and his fiancée, Diana M. (Lavarnway) Edwards, of South Hadley and Gail Ann Williams of Springfield; her three step-children, Philip Scoville and his wife, Maria, of Agawam, Paul Scoville and his wife, Helen, of Springfield and Patricia Miolla and her husband, Gary, of Agawam; her two dear brothers-in-law, Donald Ferland and Henry Ferland, both of New Hampshire; her dear sister-in-law, Simone Wojtowicz and her husband, Stanley, of Connecticut; her 12 grandchildren including her cherished granddaughters who visited her weekly, Allysha, Emily, Emma, Abby, Amy and Crinny. They made her Thursday night dinners and Saturdays a long standing tradition which she looked forward to each week. She also leaves her 11 step-grandchildren; her 21 great-grandchildren; her two step-great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and her many cherished nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, extended family members and numerous friends. Shirley was well taken care of in her final year. A special thank you to her caretaker, Tracy and “Team Shirley” and her caregivers at the Baystate Hospice Team. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Roy R. Ferland who was Called Home in September of 2013. Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 beginning at the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020, (funeral home will open at 8:30 a.m.), followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sainte Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Her Burial will follow the Mass at Agawam Center Cemetery, 820 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home for a walk-thru visitation on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The parking lot and main entrance are located in the rear of the funeral home at 20 Lafayette Street, Chicopee, MA 01020, (please note that masks are required, social distancing must be observed and funeral home, Church and cemetery capacity are limited due to state regulations). Her family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to Baystate Home Health and Hospice, 30 Capital Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089. For more details and to leave her family online condolences, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels
13 Dale Street
Chicopee, MA 01020