Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne, MA


Shirley Parkhurst

April 22, 1954June 15, 2020

Parkhurst, Shirley A., 66, of Pocasset, MA passed at home Monday June 15th, 2020 with her spouse and daughter by her side after brief battle with Melanoma. She was born on April 22, 1954 to Robert and Shirley (Cole) In Weymouth, MA.

Shirley grew up in Scituate and attended Marshfield high school. Over the years she and Rick enjoyed flipping houses in Norwell, Kingston, Buzzards Bay, and Pocasset. They ended up residing in Pocasset to be able to be close to her daughter, grandchildren and the ocean. She worked as an antique dealer throughout her life and worked in many shops along with her own antique shop in Scituate called “Bird in Hand”. She also worked for her aunts catering company “Jessicas” in Scituate.

Shirley enjoyed looking for antiques daily and was known for having a great eye for them. She was also loved her dry sense of humor and quick wit. She will be remembered as Ricks Best friend, a loving mother, a fun and proud grandmother, and a great friend to many.

Shirley is survived by her spouse Richard Staples, her daughter Amy Bart and spouse James Rossignol of Pocasset, her brother Edward Maness of West Bridgewater, and her grandchildren Madelyn and Miranda Rossignol.

Services will be private at a later date. In Lieu of flowers If you wish please donate to the Salvation Army online.


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Paul Rossignol

June 30, 2020

In the short amount of time I knew Shirley, she was always compassionate, friendly,and happy . Her enthusiasm spending time with her grandchildren was fluorescent!
Always a warm welcoming greeting whenever paths were crossed. May she rest in the swètest eternal sleep.

Michael Fortuna

June 29, 2020

Rick - I am so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a truly wonderful woman and I know how close the two of you were.
When she was in partnership with Kathleen at Bird In Hand Antiques, I think I saw her almost daily. I was always amazed at the unique items she found to display in the shop. As many have said, Shirley had a "great eye." Even more important, she had a "great soul." She was a gentle, caring woman who so loved her family and friends.
Our hearts go out to you and Amy and Shirley's grandchildren.
Michael & Kathleen Fortuna

Diane Costa

June 24, 2020

I will miss seeing Shirley at the North Falmouth Thrift Shop and the Christmas fairs. We always bumped into each other at all the local thrift shops, rummage sales, yard sales and Christmas sales. Rest in peace my friend.