Graveside Service for Shirley A. Holmes, 78, of Lisbon, will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Clare. There will be no calling hours. Shirley died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Bernard Holmes of Lisbon; by four sons, Charles Holmes and wife Dawn of Calcium, Jeffery Holmes and wife Lisa of Canton, Joseph Holmes and companion Rita Wright of Lisbon and Danny Holmes and wife Sheri of Gouverneur; by a daughter, Charlene Day and husband Arnold of Lisbon; by three step children, Timothy Holmes of Plattsburgh, Shane Holmes of Long Lake and Darcy Pryce and husband Steven of Pope Mills; and 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Shirley was predeceased by a step-son, Bernard Holmes.
Shirley was born, May 3, 1936 in Canton, one of 12 children of the late Joseph and Olga (Paro) Chambers. She graduated from Knox-Memorial Central School. Shirley was a homemaker and self-employed house keeper. She married Chanler Holmes and later Bernard Holmes.
Shirley had a love for flowers and gardening and enjoyed fishing. She was a past member of TOPS 102 Canton.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.