Shirley Conrad, 78
Hudson – Shirley Irene (Williams) Conrad, 78, longtime resident of Hudson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Herbert “Skip” R. Conrad.
Shirley was born Dec., 9, 1934 in Gloucester, daughter of the late Ivan and Lucibelle (Smith) Williams. She attended Gloucester High School and married Herbert Aug. 14, 1954 in Gloucester. She worked for Educational Solutions, a local family owned business, as an organizational administrator. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters making beautiful holiday wall and table centerpieces, and playing bingo.
She is survived by her two sons, Mark E. Conrad of Little Elm, Texas and Michael R. Conrad of Hudson and his wife, Debra “Pepper,” and two daughters, Pamela J. Conrad and Judith A. Panzera and her husband Michael of Hudson. She also survived by her eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Alvin R. Williams and his wife Fannie. She was predeceased by three brothers, Murray “Bud” L. Williams and late wife Miriam, Ivan R. Williams and late wife Cathy, and Leslie E. Williams and living wife Judy. She was also survived by her three sisters, Dot M. Silva and late husband Charlie, Ruthy E. Hickey and late husband Peter, and Marilyn L. Brennan and husband Donald.
A funeral service and celebration of Shirley's life was held Monday, Dec. 9 in the First Federated Church, 200 Central St., Hudson. Burial services will be held privately in Dolliver's Cemetery, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the following charities: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, 1-800-525-4669, www.dana-farber.org; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-822-6344, www.stjude.org.
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