Lawrence, MA — Shirley F. (Carriero) Fielding, 87, of Lawrence, passed away on Friday morning, peacefully in her sleep. Shirley was born in Methuen, Mass., on December 5, 1926. She was a 1944 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Shirley also graduated from the McIntosh School of Business and was employed at the Boston Navy Yard until she started her family. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Lawrence for most of her life.
Shirley loved to travel and her favorite destinations were Hawaii and Florida. Shirley’s favorite pastime was weekly dining engagements with her cherished girlfriends. She was an avid reader and always loved to go shopping.
Shirley loved to take pictures, capturing all family and friends weddings, birthdays and holidays. Shirley’s work was displayed on the numerous calendars and photo albums she created and presented as gifts. She was a caring homemaker, providing unconditional love for her family, friends and all who passed through her life.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Bruce Fielding and his wife, Connie, and Brian and Michael Fielding, all of Lawrence, and Alan Fielding and his fiancée, Maggie Martin of Methuen; and her daughter, Patty Newell and husband, John, of Methuen. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Bruce, Richard, Jennifer, Alan, and Lauren Fielding and Jonathan Newell; four great-grandchildren; and three nieces. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Harry T. Fielding, to whom she was married for 46 years; and her son, Richard M. Fielding
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, January 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at St. Patrick's Church, Lawrence, with burial to follow at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's honor may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Fielding family with arrangements.