PRESQUE ISLE – Shirley M. (Pinette) Carney Morrissette, 78, died Aug. 20, 2013, at the Mars Hill Nursing Home, surrounded by her children after a year-long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born May 19, 1935, in Wallagrass, to Aurelle and Grace Pinette.
Shirley worked tirelessly as co-owner of Shirley & Harold’s Restaurant, Presque Isle, from 1982 until closing in 2009. Through the restaurant she helped feed the underprivileged in town. She worked in the restaurant industry for over 50 years. She was loved by all who met her and she gave generously to her community. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Presque Isle.
She is survived by her children, Mark Carney of Presque Isle, Theresa Hoffses and her husband, Karl, of Beaverton, Ore., Anthony Carney and his wife, Jeri, of Hampden, and Troy Carney and his wife, Marie, of Presque Isle; and grandchildren, Aaron Carney and Landon Larsen of Presque Isle, Karley Hoffses of Salt Lake City, Mitchell Hoffses of Beaverton, Ore., and Carson and Cameron Carney of Hampden. She was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Bertrand and Milford; sister, Elaine; son, Warren Carney; a newborn baby; and husbands, Robert Carney and Harold Morrissette.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Presque Isle.
The family wishes to thank the staff at comfort care in the Mars Hill Nursing Home.
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” Shakespeare.