Happy Birthday Shirley!


This week Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice had the honor of sharing in the 100th Birthday of Shirley B. Her family celebrated with a banner, old photos, custom chocolate treats, flowers and balloons to help mark her special day. Grandchildren and other family members who couldn’t be with her for the celebration called her on the phone and some even reached out to her over video chat to extend their love and well wishes!

Shirley was born in 1923 in Amber, NY, and grew up in Skaneateles, NY. Shirley met her husband while at nursing school in Syracuse, NY. They were married in 1946 and had 4 children. As newlyweds, they lived in Syracuse, but eventually moved to Sparta, NJ, where they lived for about 50 years. At her birthday celebration Shirley spoke very fondly of Sparta; she loved living there!

Over the years, her family grew to 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A dedicated healthcare professional, she worked as a Registered Nurse in Andover, NJ, and Newton, NJ, until the age of 89 years old.

Shirley spent the last 50 years as a member of the Lafayette Federated Church. For many years, countless people gathered in her home for Prayer Group and she also met with friends for weekly prayer. Her philosophy was that every day was a gift and her prayer was always that God would use her to be a blessing to all she would encounter throughout her day, as a nurse, mother, friend or stranger.

Happy 100th Birthday Shirley!

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