- November 14, 1935 - February 5, 2014
- Stoneham, Massachusetts
of Shirley's Passing
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“My thoughts and prayers are with you David and your family...Memories of Shirley dancing and enjoying herself at the Reunion will be with us forever....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemarie Fotino - Wakefield, MA
“Fleming Family - so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Fleming was such a part of the neighborhood and my childhood. She was a wonderful person, an...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda (Valente) Beaumont - AZ
“Shirley never stopped giving of herself for her entire life. I know the many children she helped to raise will carry with them forever the love she...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie Lenguyel - Schertz, TX
“We're sending lots of love to Stoneham from San Francisco. Although we never met Shirl, we feel like we knew her through all of the stories that...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: The Pinsky's - Eric, Heidianne, Halston & Acadia - CA
“David & Family,
You were blesses to have such a wonderful wife an mother'
She was a kind and caring person and always made us laugh at Club.
We...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Mansfield - Wakefield, MA
“Dear David and Family,
My heartfelt prayers and
sympathy are with you
and your family.
She was an angel on earth
and now an angel in heaven.
...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Colman - Amherst, NH
“I'll never forget Aunt Shirl, her laugh and her big heart! She loved babies like no one else I've ever known. Alzheimer's might have robbed her...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Jane Cormier - Pelham, NH
“In lieu of flowers, she requests that you get yourself a nice, new outfit and a good meal, out on the town, in her honor.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Fleming - Santa Monica, CA
“I could fill this columns with so many memories - laughter, fun, school, our love of the nuns that we would go to visit in the summer, sleep overs...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Rita - Wakefield, MA
Shirley M. Fleming, 78, a Stoneham resident for 58 years, died peacefully, Wednesday, February 5 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
Born in Freedom, ME on November 14, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Bothwick) DeAngelis.
Shirley was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Stoneham and a former teller for Bank of America in Reading.
Shirley was a foster mother for over 30 newborns from Catholic Charities.
Her best work was done as a loving wife, mother of six and grandmother to 12.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 58 years, David F. Fleming, Sr; her children Cynthia Ananian of Barrington, NH, Daniel Fleming of Stoneham, Nancy Faragi and her husband Michael of Derry, NH, Steven Fleming and his wife Lee of Wakefield, Christine Fleming of Santa Monica, CA and the late David F. Fleming, Jr. She was the sister of Lawrence DeAngelis of Chelmsford. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held from the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Saturday at 9 AM., followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 o'clock. A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.