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Shirley B. Butler Stowell

Death 21 Jun 2008
Burial Unknown
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Shirley B. Stowell, 81, of the Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Eddy Ford Nursing Home in Cohoes after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of the late Rose and Michael Butler.

Shirley was a graduate of Philip Livingston High School in Albany and retired after 25 years of employment with Albany Medical College, Urology Department as the office manager.

She was predeceased in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, George W. Stowell, and sisters, Florence Butler, Bessie Sussman and Thelma Oppenheim. She is survived by her brother, Jack Butler.

Shirley was a devoted mother and is survived by her children, Warren (Robyn) Stowell of Geneva, Florida, Sharon (Dave) Parkis of Colonie and Robin (John) Davey of Clifton Park. She was the loving grandmother to Christine (Shane) Anderson, Jason Parkis, Lisa Davey, Joseph Davey, Jaclyn Davey, Matthew (Karen) Stowell and Nathan (Tanya) Stowell. She was the very proud great-grandmother of Emma Grace Anderson and Zoey Stowell. She was also survived by her devoted dear friend, Al Miller of Colonie.

Shirley loved traveling and enjoyed numerous bus trips with the Hart Senior Group, playing pinochle with her friends at the Beltrone on the fourth floor and was an avid reader and knitter.

She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church and a frequent visitor to Jonesville United Methodist Church.

Special thanks to Dr. John Buhac and his nurse Linda for their compassionate care over the last two years; Lonnie Novine, her home health care aide and the staff of Unit 2 of the Eddy Ford Nursing Home for their wonderful care during her illness.

Shirley's love of family and its importance personified her whole life. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends. She had an amazing sense of humor and caring attitude and would want everyone to celebrate life in her honor with whatever should make you happy.

Family and friends are invited at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at New Comer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Avenue) then to Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Colonie where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory's Garden in Colonie.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Albany, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12201 or to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Shirley.


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