Shirley M. Blaisdell, 86, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully March 1, 2014 , in Raleigh. She was born April 1, 1927, in Syracuse N.Y. and was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory D. Blaisdell, after 44 years of marriage.
Mrs. Blaisdell was a devoted wife and loving mother who enjoyed dancing, singing, traveling and decorating her home.
She is survived by her stepsisters, Sally Shaughnessy of Camillus, N.Y., and Kathy Elsey, of Cicero, N.Y.; her stepbrothers, William Harrig Jr. (Kathy), of Hastings, N.Y., and Richard Harrig (Patricia), of Bridgeport, N.Y.; her sons, Michael Blaisdell (Barbara), and Daniel Blaisdell (Eileen), of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Daniel Blaisdell II (Leigh), of Charlotte, and Matthew Blaisdell (Jennifer), of Wendell; great-grandchild, Daniel Blaisdell III; step-grandchildren, David Speranza, of Seattle, Wash., and M. Richard Speranza (Melissa), of Wake Forest; and step great-grandchildren, Robyn and Benjamin Speranza.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association East N.C. at alz.org/nc or to Hospice of Wake County at hospiceofwake.org. Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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