Birmingham Funeral Home

438 Main Street, Old Town, ME


Shirley Marie Sawyer

March 30, 1953November 22, 2019

Stetson - Shirley Marie Sawyer, 66, died peacefully at home November 22, 2019 with family by her side following a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1953 in Bangor a daughter of Evelyn (Cobb) and Albert L. Sawyer III. Shirley loved animals and her proudest time was owning and operating Second Home Kennels in Hermon. She is survived by parents Paul and Evelyn Shields; son Donald Duty and his wife Ismet, son Joseph Senter Sr.; 7 grandchildren Brooklyn, Alexis, Daniel, Matthew, Timothy, Joseph Jr., and Jaycee; two great grandchildren Whitley and Chase; siblings Linda White, Albert Sawyer IV and Mark Sawyer and his wife Chris many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and her faithful kitty Mrs. B. She was predeceased by her father, brother Jeffrey Sawyer and infant grandson Phillip Duty; grandparents and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many beloved pets. The family wishes to thank Beacon Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care given and especially Gail McCarthy, who has gone way beyond the call of duty to give her the best care possible and become a dedicated friend to Shirley and the family. Memorial Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to Beacon Hospice 289 State St Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401 or to the Bangor Humane Society 693 Mt. Hope Ave Bangor, ME 04401 www.bangorhumane.com At her request, there will be no formal services.


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