Shirley Gariepy (Scott)
BARRE- Shirley Scott Gariepy, 79, a lifelong resident of Barre, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
She leaves her best friend and beloved husband of 59 years Dick Gariepy; sons Craig Gariepy & wife Pat of Barre and Derek Gariepy & wife Jennifer of Belchertown; grandchildren Peter Gariepy & wife Jamie of Spencer, Andrew Gariepy of Worcester, Derek Gariepy II of Belchertown, Allen Gariepy of Belchertown, Matt Savage & wife Becki of West Brookfield; 3 great grandsons Micah and Mason Gariepy of Spencer, Jase Savage of West Brookfield; great granddaughter Lyndsie Savage of Barre; her mother Fay Chapman Smith of Barre; a sister Irene Scott Bergman & husband Dana of Worcester; 2 brother-in-laws Gerry Gariepy & wife Carole of Phillipston and Roger Gariepy & wife Joy of Titusville,FL; an aunt Ramona Flynn of Barre; several nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her father Robert Scott, sister Roberta Lawrence, sister-in-law Sue Fullam and grandson Micah Savage.
Shirley graduated from Barre High School in 1956 and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was office manager for Gariepy Seminars, Dick's motivational lecture business. After serving as a volunteer at the Barre Health Center for a few years, she became employed there as a receptionist for 17 years. She was a longtime member of the Friday Club and a member of the Red Hats. She loved family activities, was an avid reader, enjoyed card games with her mother and aunt, took ballet lessons until she was 60, and was supportive of Dick's motorcycle activities for many years.
Her family and friends admired her grace, courage, and good spirit during the last years of her illness. A special thanks to Dr. Earls and staff at the Barre Health Center and the people who cared for her so lovingly at Holden Nursing Home.
A Memorial service for Shirley will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11AM in the Barre Congregational Church Park St. Barre with Rev. Margaret Keyser officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre.