Shirley Mae Musgrave (nee Dingwall)

Shirley Mae Musgrave (nee Dingwall)

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Mae (Dingwall) Musgrave, age 80, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Academy Manor, Andover.

Born in South Bar, Nova Scotia, Canada she was the daughter of the late Murray Ellsworth and Mary Selina (Crane) Dingwall MacAulay.

She retired as cook from The German Old Folks Home in Lawrence after more than 25 years. Previously she worked at DASA Electronics in Andover. She was a hairdresser for many years in Nova Scotia.

Shirley is survived by her son William (Ann) of Dover, MA; Brian (Jen) of Prince Rupert, BC Canada; brother Ronald (Elmire), New Waterford, NS; sisters Dorothy Sweeney, Bradford, MA; Janet (Red) MacKay, and Clara (Lloyd) Williams, of Kamloops. Brother in-law Albert Musgrave, Sydney; sisters in-law Shirley Ardelli, and Dorothy (Daye) Dingwall of Sydney; grandchildren Jonathan Musgrave; Kalila, Stephanie and Joel Silva, her friends and neighbors at Merrimack Valley Apartments in Methuen; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, William Musgrave; step-father Daniel MacAulay; her sister, Marion Heighton and brothers George, Ellsworth (Lal) and Gordon.

The family would like to thank Dr. Young Bae Kim and the medical staff at Tuft’s Medical in Boston; the entire staff of Academy Manor; and the hospice team of Compassus.

Shirley’s funeral took place on Saturday July 23. Interment followed at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA, 01701.

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