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Shirley E. (Gervais) Gelinas

April 22, 1927 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 95)

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CHICOPEE-Shirley E. Gelinas, 95, formerly of Johnson Rd. in Chicopee passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Shirley was born on April 22, 1927 in Springfield. She was a daughter of the late Leo and Hazel (Provanche) Gervais. She was raised and educated in Springfield, attending schools there and graduated from the High School of Commerce, class of 1945. She married Raymond Gelinas and they settled in Chicopee to raise their family. Shirley worked for Ames Department Store over 30 years before her retirement. While her family was growing she was a Cub Scout leader and Den Mother. She was an avid camper and enjoyed weekend family getaways in Otis. Shirley was a member of the Chicopee Senior Center, and she and her husband, Raymond, loved spending time with the Chicopee Senior Center Travel Club. She especially enjoyed reading. Shirley has lived in Chicopee over 40 years, and was a faithful communicant of St. Anne’s Church. Shirley was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Raymond Gelinas in 2015 and her son Dennis in 2019. She leaves her loving children; Beverly and Donald Savaria of Granville, Gary and Colette Gelinas of West Springfield and her daughter in law Deborah Gelinas of Ludlow; nine beloved grandchildren; two cherished great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

 

THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE TYLUNAS FUNERAL HOME, 159 BROADWAY ST., CHICOPEE ON TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2022 FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 P.M. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SHIRLEY WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022 BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. FROM THE TYLUNAS FUNERAL HOME, 159 BROADWAY ST., WITH A LITURGY OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL TO BE CELEBRATED AT 10:00 A.M. IN ST. ANNE CHURCH, 30 COLLEGE ST., BOTH IN CHICOPEE, WITH RITES OF COMMITTAL TO FOLLOW IN GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY, 421 TINKHAM RD., SPRINGFIELD.  

 

Donations in his memory may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research, 383 Main Ave #5, Norwalk, CT 06851 org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tylunas Funeral Home
159 Broadway Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
July 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anne Church
30 College Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
July 6, 2022

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA

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