In memory of
Shirley A. Thomas
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In memory of
Shirley A. Thomas
Shirley A. Thomas Shirley A. Thomas, 89, of New Hartford, N.Y., and formerly of Gorham, died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Sitrin Health Care Center. She was born, a daughter of the late Sidney and Leora Southerland, on Feb. 4, 1930, in Canandaigua, where she was raised and worked on the family dairy farm. Shirley graduated from Gorham Central High School, Utica College of Syracuse University and Columbia University. She worked for many years with at the Utica Psychiatric Center as a pPsychiatric social worker. Shirley was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of New Hartford. She enjoyed music, traveling and photography. She is survived by her nephew, Roger Root of Canandaigua; niece, Sandra Lewis and husband Ronald of Manlius, N.Y.; great-niece, Kara Lewis of Austin, Texas; and many cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Root. Services to celebrate Shirley's life will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Gorham Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford. Please consider a donation to the First United Methodist Church of New Hartford or Utica College in memory of Shirley. For online expressions of sympathy please go to www.fwefh.com .
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In memory of
Shirley A. Thomas
Shirley A. Thomas Shirley A. Thomas, 89, of New Hartford, N.Y., and formerly of Gorham, died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Sitrin Health Care Center. She was born, a daughter of the late Sidney and Leora Southerland, on Feb. 4, 1930, in Canandaigua, where she was raised and worked on the family dairy farm. Shirley graduated from Gorham Central High School, Utica College of Syracuse University and Columbia University. She worked for many years with at the Utica Psychiatric Center as a pPsychiatric social worker. Shirley was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of New Hartford. She enjoyed music, traveling and photography. She is survived by her nephew, Roger Root of Canandaigua; niece, Sandra Lewis and husband Ronald of Manlius, N.Y.; great-niece, Kara Lewis of Austin, Texas; and many cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Root. Services to celebrate Shirley's life will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Gorham Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford. Please consider a donation to the First United Methodist Church of New Hartford or Utica College in memory of Shirley. For online expressions of sympathy please go to www.fwefh.com .
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Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home
13 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
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