The Rev. Harry P. Shirley

The Rev. Harry P. Shirley

Passed on Tuesday, 08 December 2020

The Rev. Harry P. Shirley, Jr. died on December 8, 2020.  He was born in Worcester, MA, the son of Harry Pickford Shirley, Sr. and Nettie Dyer Mills Shirley.  He attended North High School in Worcester, MA and graduated from Clark University.  Soon after he married Carol M. Morong and then completed his ministerial training at Andover-Newton Theological School in Boston, MA.  They were married 63 years and were blessed by three loving and caring children:  sons Steven and his wife, Diane; Bradford and his wife, Kathy; and daughter Elaine Beth and her husband, James Verostek.  Rev. Shirley is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren, Mark, Samantha, Garrett, Ashley, Matthew (Angel), and Zachary; and great grandchildren, Mattie Sue, Luke, Gracie, Landon, Calvary, and Noah.

Rev. Shirley served Congregational churches in East Woodstock, CT, the Community of Sherman, NY; and in Mill Plain Union Church (UCC) in Waterbury, CT, where he was honored as Minister Emeritus.

Services for Rev. Shirley will be held at a later date.  People wishing to contribute to the Oakland Christian Building Fund in Rev. Shirley’s name may do so by mailing it to PO Box 2008, Suffolk Virginia 23432. 

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