Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH


Shirley A Elliott

April 30, 1927October 26, 2016

Shirley Elliott, 89, went home to her Lord peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack NH on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Born April 30, 1927, daughter of the late Amedee and Mary Louise Canton, Shirley was the Nashua Telegraph’s Mother of the Year in 1965, and most notably a loving soul for all of her days to those who were blessed to know her. Her smile and kind word, both easily and often given to everyone around her, were sincere and infectious. Only after her love for her Lord and babies was Shirley’s love to travel and see all of God’s creation. At last count, she had visited 38 countries and almost all of the States within the United States, graciously sharing her many wonderful memories with all. When her traveling slowed Shirley created almost a hundred large needlepoints which she gave to her family and friends.

Shirley is predeceased by her beloved husband, Lawrence Elliott as well as her son, John Elliott, her eighteen brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley is survived by nine of her children, Richard Elliott, Michael Elliott, DonnaLee Elliott, Mary Smith, Diana Elliott, David Elliott, Patricia Schappler, Larry Elliott, and Thomas Elliott, as well as twenty-four grandchildren, sixteen great-grand children, and multitudes of nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be held at Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St, Nashua, NH 03060 on Tuesday November 1st from 2PM to 4PM and from 7PM to 9PM. Shirley was a member of the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St. Nashua, NH where a memorial mass will be held on Wednesday November 2nd at 11:00AM Shirley will be laid to rest at St Patrick Cemetery, 102 Derry St, Hudson, NH on November 2nd following the Funeral.


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • Burial Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Shirley A Elliott

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Patricia Rafferty Whyte

November 9, 2016

Aunt Shirley was a wonderful person to know. Always positive and loving when discussing her family. She encouraged me to pursue my art and probably didn't know how much this meant to me. I want to express my condolences to her family during this sad time.

I am having her remembered in a Novena of Masses by the Franciscan Friars during the month of December.

Mary jo Montanarella

November 2, 2016

Extending my sincere condolences to the entire Elliot family at this difficult time. May Shirley's legacy continue in all of you!!!! My prayers n thoughts, MJ Montanarella.

Cindy Surette

November 2, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Elliot family. Unfortunately, I have never had the pleasure of meeting Shirley. However, the many times I have worked with her daughter, DonnaLee, I have heard numerous stories of love, affection and kindness she has blessed her family with throughout her life. I offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in the memories that you share together.

Jim Cunha

November 1, 2016

My heartfelt condolences to all the family. Aunt Shirley was a beautiful woman who lived a life that is an example to us all. She has given all of us some great memories that we will never forget. Thank you Aunt Shirley.

Linda Brodeur

October 31, 2016

On behalf of a grateful Bishop Guertin Family, I offer heartfelt condolences on the loss of Mrs. Elliott. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. May the angels accompany her to paradise and her memory be eternal.
With our deepest sympathy
Linda Brodeur, on behalf of the entire Bishop Guertin Community

Edmond Cantin

October 29, 2016

May the lord watch over the family of my Aunt Shirley and be blessed. as she walks with our lord in heaven. She will be deeply missed. Your Cousin

October 29, 2016

Cherished all the times we went to Hampton Beach in the Lincoln Continental and played skeeball at the arcade. Loved having our own playground next door-growing up swimming, playing basketball, tennis, softball and all with all the Elliott's. Loved and very much appreciated that your Mom invited us to go along, and dance recitals too! Will always remember those great memories!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Ann Vermette

October 28, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Elliott family. Many fond memories of growing up next to the Elliott home on South Main St! Sincerely, Mike and Annmarie Vermette

Lynette Fleming

October 28, 2016

Even though we didn't get back home much after Jim graduated from Veterinary school, Aunt Shirley almost always found the time to call Jim every year on or around his birthday. She was an incredible woman, whose bright smile lightened the room. So glad our children were able to meet her at Fran's funeral.

Jeanne Hart

October 27, 2016

You were kindness and love for us. We have many memories to cherish. We will miss you.