PATTEN – Shirley Irene Howard Carver, 83, passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2014, and was reunited in heaven with her childhood sweetheart and husband of 63 years, Herbert Carver Sr.
Shirley was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Watertown, N.Y. She moved to Mount Chase in her early teens. She was a wonderful wife, mother and devoted Christian, who created a warm, loving home for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. After her children were grown, she worked for Catholic Charities providing compassionate home-care. Her kind, gentle, sweet spirit endeared her to many.
She is survived by her children, Sandra and her husband, Bruce McNally, of Hersey, Lucinda and her husband, Jim Beane, of Mount Vernon, Catherine James and her partner, Frank Mirfin, of Benedicta, Loretta Ventimiglia of Salamanca, N.Y., and Herbert Carver Jr. of Mount Chase; her bother-in-law, Adrain Carver and wife, Ruby, of Houlton; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Myshrall also of Houlton; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Carver Sr.; her mother, Catherine Noyes; her stepfather, Halbert Noyes; her father, Raymond Howard; her sisters, Mae Scott, Pricilla Smith, Doris Brown, and Rita Morse; and great-granddaughter, Christina Heath.
Services will be held in the in the spring, and will be announced at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Patten Pentecostal Church; or Souls Harbor TV Ministries, 251 Exeter Road, Corinth, ME 04427.