LINCOLN – Shirley Daigle, 72, passed away Sept. 27, 2012, after a valiant battle with lung cancer at Colonial Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Lincoln, daughter of Howard Theodore and Leona Veste (Ireland) Murchison.
Shirley was a computer technician for Lucent Technologies for 27 years before her retirement in 2001. She also worked at Lincoln Pulp and Paper for nine years. Shirley touched the hearts of all who knew her and you couldn’t help but love her sense of humor, which she maintained until the end. She always put others before her and would help anyone in need.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Patty and Bob Brochu of Bangor; grandchildren, Kylie Ramsey of Bangor, Cody Ramsey of Greenfield and Nick Brochu of Houston; great-granddaughters, Lydia Husson and Hayden Eisentrager; sisters, Polly and Sam Porter, Donna and Dwinal Daigle, and Jodie Stockley; brothers, Reggie Murchison, Dwight and Clarice Murchison, Maynard and Cecile Shute; sister-in-law, Judy Murchison; numerous nieces and nephews, which includes the three “Hard Cider Jokers.” She is also survived by the father of her daughter, Richard Nyberg; and her two special friends, Sandi Guilfoyle and Joanne Puglielli. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Jimmy Ireland, Lawrence Murchison and Clayton Murchison; sisters-in-law, Ardis Ireland and Judith Murchison; and brother-in-law, Kent Stockley. Shirley thanks Dr. Sheila Pascual; her nurse, Treasa Moore; Mary White and all the nurses at CancerCare for their care during her treatments and greatly appreciated all they did for her in treating her like their own mothers. She would also like to thank nurse, Jill Bouchard; Linda Boyce and Julia from hospice; and the nurses and staff at Colonial Healthcare.
At Shirley’s request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. There will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Lincoln Cemetery, West Broadway, Lincoln, with the Rev. William Chesley officiating. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.