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Shirley Ann (DeAmato) Boyle

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My condolences and prayers to the family I am heartbroken to hear this. My memories of Shirley are all so wonderful, from our days working at Cerretani's to working at the City together. I still have the adorable overalls and jacket Shirley painted with my daughter's favorite Sesame St. characters over 25 years ago. I will never forget you and how you made me laugh.
Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by: Tina Bright - saugus, MA - Friend   Apr 13, 2020

I enjoyed working with Shirley for over 15 years. I admired her strong will and quick wit. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May she now find peace and freedom from this terrible disease. I wish the family comfort in knowing how much Shirley touched my life and that of others.

Posted by: Cathy Alphen - Wakefield, MA - Coworker   Apr 13, 2020

Josh and Family,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Posted by: Kevin P. Doherty - Wilmington, MA - Friend   Apr 13, 2020

To Mike, Derek, Josh, Sarah and Melissa, I send my heartfelt sympathies to you all. Shirley was one of a kind. She was always so good to me over the years. I loved visiting with her and chatting, she had the best stories! My heart aches that she is gone but Heaven gained a beautiful angel watching over all of you. May she Rest In Peace. ❤❤

Posted by: Nadine Juliano - Friend   Apr 12, 2020

Mike, Derek, & Josh,
We were so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Having first met her shortly after meeting Linda and the Binaris back in 1974, I will always remember the fun times we all had, whether going out to nightclubs in the 70's or being invited to family gatherings on Cottage St. Shirley & Linda must be having one heck of a reunion in Heaven where we all hope to be reunited with them someday. With sadness, but also joy in fond memories and love, we wish you peace and comfort.
John & Hank

Posted by: John Cronin - Saugus, MA - Friend   Apr 12, 2020

My heartfelt sympathies to Mike, Derek, Josh. Shirley touched everyone's heart no other with her kindness. I will always remember her and the great times we had, whether it be on soccer or baseball fields. As a boy scout leader Shirley was so very talented! Heaven has gained another angel. Rest easy Shirley, love you!

Posted by: Joanne Morrissey - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   Apr 12, 2020

We mourn the loss of Shirley, a vibrant and vital woman, but we also celebrate her tenacity in living her life to the fullest, bringing into the world two wonderful sons and sharing her joy of life with all she touched. Thank you, Shirley, for your love and for the memories. RIP.

Bobbie and Phil Boyle

Posted by: Bobbie and Phil Boyle - Sarasota, FL - Family   Apr 12, 2020

Dear Mike, Derek, Sarah, Josh, & Melissa:
I am so terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Shirley. She was truly one of my very closest and best friends. She was a bright light taken much too soon but was a strong warrior and fought hard through this horrible disease. We all have such wonderful memories of our two week Summer vacations, for several years, at York Beach, Maine. Memories that we will cherish always. Funny memory is that

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Posted by: James C & Ingrid P Long - MELROSE, MA - Friend   Apr 11, 2020

Dear Mike, Derek,Josh and all of the D,Amato family,
We are so saddened to hear of Shirley's passsing. We go back with Mike and Shirley as a couple,from the day they started dating. We have so many wonderful memories of those days, including being in their wedding. We had many game nights ,listening to oldies,with Shirley calling to request Connie Stevens songs. We also had a couple of memorable trips and lots of laughs. We don't know anyone who endured so

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Posted by: Wayne and Betty Ann Doherty - Whitman, MA - Friend   Apr 11, 2020

So sad, never forgot how she took care of Linda,

Posted by: Gene Viator - Gloucester, MA - Family   Apr 11, 2020