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Shirley M. (Bastien) Ward

April 14, 1945 ~ April 15, 2019 (age 74)


Worcester – Shirley M. Ward, 74, passed away at home on April 15, 2019;

She was born in Leominster, MA on April 14, 1945, daughter of Homer and Grace (Winters) Bastien.  Shirley is survived by: her husband Francis Ward, with whom she has shared nearly forty years of marriage; three daughters: Tammy, Mary Ann, and Amy; two brothers: Homer and Bobby Bastien; three sisters: Grace Mitchell, Mary Brunetta, and Patricia Booth.

Shirley loved to knit, and she especially loved to craft blankets for her family and friends; she loved nature, going on hiking and camping adventures, especially with those she loved.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday April 29, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. John’s Catholic Church, 44 Temple Street Worcester, MA; Committal will be private, there a no calling hours.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.  To share a memory or to offer condolences, a guestbook is available at

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Funeral Mass
April 29, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John's Church
44 Temple Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Private Committal

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