Shirley F. (Gomes) Frye, age 85, of Middleborough, died on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth.
Born and raised in Middleborough, Shirley was a graduate of Middleborough High School, Class of 1953. After raising her children, she went to work at the Mental Health Clinic in Middleborough, then at the Taunton State Hospital and later retired from the Bridgewater State Hospital.
Shirley kept herself busy with many activities; cake decorating which included making doll cakes, sewing, adult stamping, completing word searches and crosswords as well as adult coloring. She was an avid reader too. Shirley was very passionate for yard sales--she shopped for the ultimate bargain!
Shirley was the daughter of the late Edmund M. & Mabel F. (Long) Gomes; dear sister of Albert E. Gomes of Fall River; loving mother of Linda C. Koch of Middleborough, Brian D. Frye & his wife Debra of Middleborough, Brenda M. Rodrigues & her late husband Peter of Tiverton, RI, Laurel D. Frye of Fall River and Aaron J. Frye & his wife Denise of Oakland, CA; adored grandmother of Heather, Benjamin, Jillian, Jennifer, Jessica, Jodie, Brittany, Regan, Brandon, Christopher and Shelby; great-grandmother of 16; aunt of nieces and nephews.
All are welcome to the visiting hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON.
Due to the pandemic, a face mask must be worn at all times and social distance rules must be followed.
Funeral and interment services will be private.
Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, (checks payable to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute).
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