Lincoln, Maine and Atkinson, N.H. — Shirley Daigle, 72, passed away September 27, after a valiant battle with Lung Cancer at Colonial Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born in Lincoln on February 25, 1940, the daughter of Howard Theodore and Leona Veste (Ireland) Murchison.
Shirley was a computer technician for Lucent Technologies for 27 years before her retirement in 2001. She also worked at Lincoln Pulp and Paper for 9 years. Shirley touched the hearts of all who knew her and you couldn’t help but love her sense of humor which she maintained until the end. She always put others before her and would help anyone in need.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Patty and Bob Brochu of Bangor; grandchildren, Kylie Ramsey of Bangor, Cody Ramsey of Greenfield, Nick Brochu of Houston, Texas; great-granddaughters, Lydia Husson and Hayden Eisentrager; sisters, Polly and Sam Porter, Donna and Dwinal Daigle and Jodie Stockley; brothers, Reggie Murchison, Dwight and Clarice Murchison, Maynard and Cecile Shute and sister-in-law, Judy Murchison. Numerous nieces and nephews, which includes the three “Hard Cider Jokers”. She is also survived by the father of her daughter Richard Nyberg and her two special friends Sandi Guilfoyle and Joanne Puglielli. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Jimmy Ireland, Lawrence Murchison and Clayton Murchison; and by sister-in-laws, Ardis Ireland, Judith Murchison; and brother-in-law, Kent Stockley. Shirley would like to thank Dr. Sheila Pascual, her nurse Treasa Moore, Mary White, and all the nurses at Cancer Care for their care during her treatments and greatly appreciated all they did for her in treating her like their own mothers. She would also like to thank Nurse Jill Bouchard, Linda Boyce and Julia from Hospice and the nurses and staff at Colonial Healthcare.
ARRANGEMENTS: At Shirley’s request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. on Monday October 8 at the Lincoln Cemetery on West Broadway in Lincoln, Maine, with the Rev. William Chesley officiating. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of a stone for her grave. Donations may be sent to Patricia Brochu, 181 Burleigh Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
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