OBITUARY

Shirley A. Praino

November 5, 1931March 8, 2019
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Praino, Shirley A. (Meyer), lifelong resident of Norwood passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on March 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Daughter of the late Frederick and Anne (Vaikasas) Meyer. Beloved wife of the late Edward B. Praino. Loving mother of Sandra Landers and her late husband Charles of Richardson, TX, Brenda Sweeney and her husband Kevin of Norwood, Michael Praino and his wife Kathy of West Bridgewater, Dianne Methe of Medway and Dennis Praino of Wareham.

Cherished grandmother of Melissa Henry and her husband Eric, Kathleen O’Brien and her husband Joseph, Brendan Sweeney and his wife Marion, Matthew Sweeney, Suzanne Cronin and her husband Mike, Robert Methe, Devin Praino and his wife Ashley and Meghan Praino. Adored great–grandmother of Daniel, Connor, Claire, Timothy, Teagan, Abigail and Hannah.

Loving sister of the late John F. and Patricia Meyer. Dear sister-in-law of Marcia Praino, Gerard Praino, Marie Hand, John Praino,Margaret Ryan and the late Marion Sands, Madeline Pruell and Robert Praino. Shirley is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

Shirley was a devoted member and communicant of the St. Catherine of Siena Parish. For over 35 years, she worked as a travel coordinator at Factory Mutual. Shirley will be fondly remembered for making treasured memories with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the greatest joys of her life.

Funeral Service from Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, Tuesday , March 12th at 10:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Monday, March 11th from 4:00-8:00pm.

Please kindly consider a donation in memory of Shirley to St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 547 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation at Gillooly Funeral Home Monday, March 11, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church Tuesday, March 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service Highland Cemetery following Mass
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Shirley A. Praino

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Ed Nordberg

March 11, 2019

For Shirley, a super friend and cousin. Shirley was a kind, generous and loving person. She served others lovingly. When her husband Edward died Atari a very early age Shirley raised her five children in splendid fashion. she was especially helpful to her two aunts Aldona and Adele in their later years and so devoted to the priests of St. Catherine of Sienna.

And, what a great hostess she was at so many family occasions and those special national holidays. Now, Shirley is in the Lord's loving embrace and in my memory forever

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