Obituary: Shirley (Gigliotti) Brown, 92

February 5, 1932 – May 17, 2024

Shirley I. (Gigliotti) Brown of Rowley, formerly of Lynnfield and Reading, passed away on May 17, 2024 at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield. She was 92 years of age.

Shirley was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, on February 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Alice (Thibeau) Gigliotti.

Shirley worked for the Hilltop Nursery School in North Reading as a teacher then as director for over 30 years. She also owned and operated her own store, Woolgathering, in Reading for several years where she also taught needlepoint. Shirley was a longtime member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Lynnfield. Past President of the Lynnfield Couples Club and was also a member of the Spot Lighter Club also in Lynnfield. She also belonged to a bridge club and a book club.

Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Paul A. Brown. Devoted mother of Wendy A. Richard of Ipswich, Susan L. Laier of Parsonsfield, ME, and Kevin P. Brown of Rowley. She was the loving grandmother of seven and loving great-grandmother of 14.

Shirley’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Church 112 Chestnut St. in Lynnfield on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10am. Burial will follow at the Annunciation Cemetery in Danvers. There will be no visiting hours.

Arrangements under the direction of the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home in Reading. 

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