|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1938|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2005|
Unity -- Shirley (York) Breau, 67, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Maine General-Glenridge Facility. She was born in Skowhegan on Jan. 8, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Leona (Innes) York. She grew up in Caratunk, graduating from Bingham High School in 1955. She then attended Farmington State Teachers College, graduating in 1961. While attending Farmington, she met the love of her life, Patrick Breau, whom she married in 1958. She taught school for several years before taking time off from the work force to raise her young children. She then went back to work for Fleet Bank, retiring in 1992 after 16 years of service.
She was an active member of the Unity Union Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, financial secretary and member of the United Methodist Women. In 1970, she founded the BUM League cheerleading program. In her community, she was a Girl Scout Leader, Den mother, and a member of both the Unity Ambulance Corp. and Unity Barn Raisers. She cherished her close friendships with those in NOEL Club and Couple's Club.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband and caregiver Patrick of Unity; three sons, Kevin and his wife, Jessie, of St. Albans, Kent and his wife, Cathy, of Burnham, Kyle and his wife, Tracy, of Vienna, Virginia; two daughters, Karen Fotter and her husband, Jim, of Gray, and Kerri Oliver and her husband, Edward, of Sidney; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, John York and his wife, Sally, of Caratunk, Carroll York and his wife, Martha, of Caratunk, and William York and his wife, Nancy, of Skowhegan; sister-in-law Annie York of Solon; brother-in law David and his wife, Beverly, of Pittsfield; brother-in-law Lionel and his wife, Theresa, of Greenville; and brother-in-law Hector of Waterville.
The family expresses their gratitude to special friends Warren Moody and family, Helen and Max Gillette and Rod and Gloria McElroy.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Colby.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, April 9, at 11a.m at Unity Union Church, Depot Street, Unity, with the Rev. Rick Boyden officiating.
(Published in the Waterville Morning Sentinel)
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