Shirley M Gabriel

November 20, 1928March 18, 2020

.Shirley May Gabriel was born on November 20, 1928 in Beverly, Massachusetts, the beloved daughter of George and Henrietta Tinkham. She attended school in Beverly, and went on to work as a nanny for an affluent New England family. Shirley was married twice, first to Warren Pizzello, also of Beverly, who survives her, and with whom she had two children; Warren Pizzello, Jr and Caroline Ramsdell (Susan Collins). She then married Fred Gabriel, who preceded her in death. Shirley had a smile that could light up a room. She was a quiet, gentle, and kindhearted soul, and will be missed by her children, Warren and Caroline, Susan and her friends at St. Anne Home. She died March 18, 2020.


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Linda Ross

March 28, 2020

Shirley (Mrs. Gabriel) 😊 was a HUGE part of my childhood. From the sleepovers, going to the parks, taking rides to just everyday life. And of course, I have to say she made the best darn peas ever😊 I never knew the secret. My only regret is that I didn't get to see her as we grew older. My deepest sympathy to Caroline (my best forever friend) and Warren. Your mom rocked! RIP Shirley and thanks for the great memories. ♥️😊♥️

Laura Strack

March 21, 2020

Shirley may not have been a woman of many words, but she had the sweetest smile. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her and help care for her. Praying that your memories will bring a smile to your lips and comfort to your heart.

Susie Thompson

March 21, 2020

I am thankful to have known Shirley. I will always remember her as a kind, friendly person who loved animals. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Jacky Jacobs

March 21, 2020

My condolences to Caroline and the family. There is no loss that is felt like the loss of your mother. She is the keeper of treasured memories only shared with you. You may feel like those memories go with her — they do not. The memories remain, warm, and gentle, and sweet. They will carry you through these sad days.

I met her only a few times, and the memory that remains is Shirley’s sweet smile and friendly manner. I know she will be sorely missed by all.

With sincere sympathy,

Susan Collins

March 21, 2020

I will miss you profoundly, Shirley. I will miss your quiet grace and your kindness. You were a beautiful woman, inside and out.

caroline Ramsdell

March 21, 2020

I love you mom and will miss you forever! Rest in peace, till we meet again.....