Graveside services for Shirley J. Matthews, age 72, of 659 Plains Road, Canton will be held on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Brick Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Mike Catanzaro officiating. Mrs. Matthews passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home in Canton.
Shirley is survived by her husband Roland; three sons, James Matthews and his wife Marylou(Hatline) of Canton, Dale Matthews and his companion Jackie Davey of Potsdam and Harold Matthews and his companion Heather Dickson (Canton)and one granddaughter, Alyssa. She is also survived by one brother, Gary Lalone and a sister, Helen Lalone.
Shirley was predeceased by three brothers Richard, Carl, Harold and a sister, Betty Godfrey.
Shirley was born on March 21, 1941 the daughter of Jay Lalone and Mabel Rubado and step daughter of John Kennedy. Shirley graduated Canton High School in 1959. She briefly went to work as a Licensed Nurse. She was active in the past with the DAV auxiliary, and Ladies aide at Brick Chapel Church. She married Roland Matthews on May 6, 1960 in the Crary Mills Parsonage.
Shirley enjoyed cooking, flowers, crocheting, being with friends and family( pets included) on and off Facebook.
Donations may be made in her memory to Brick Chapel Church.