Shirley N. Sterman

October 31, 1928December 4, 2018

Shirley N. (Feingold) Sterman – of Marblehead and Peabody, entered into rest on December 4, 2018, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Marvin Sterman. Devoted mother of Rachel and her husband Dr. David “Randall” Armant and David Sterman. The loving sister of Frances Gordon, the late Ethal Goldberg and the late Lenore Richter. Dear daughter of the late Bernard and Rose (Rapaport) Feingold.

Shirley grew up in Worcester and was a graduate of Worcester State Teachers College. She was a resident of Marblehead for 53 years. Shirley was a first grade teacher at Stanley School in Swampscott.

A funeral service for Shirley will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11AM at Temple Sinai, 1 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945 with internment at Temple Sinai Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers, MA 01923.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.


  • Marvin Sterman, Husband
  • David Sterman, Son
  • Rachel Armant, Daughter
  • Dr. David "Randall" Armant, Son-in-law
  • Frances Gordon, Sister
  • Lenore Richter, Sister
  • Ethal Goldberg, Sister


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

Shirley N. Sterman

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Dave Nelson

December 5, 2018

I got to know Shirley over the past number of years when visiting my parents, Graham (now deceased) and Margaret Nelson, at Brooksby. Shirley was a joyous shining light--witty but dignified, playful but with depth. She told wonderful stories and was an excellent listener as well, and after only one or two meetings I felt like she had known me for years.

I always tried to say hello or have a meal with Marvin and Shirley when I was in town; Shirley's pleasure at life was so infectious, and I will carry that spirit with me moving forward.

My best wishes to Marvin, their daughter and her family, and everyone in Shirley's life.


Dave Nelson

Paul McKeon

December 5, 2018

Mr Sterman, Rachel & David, so many fond memories of your Mother and the good times at your home! How your Mother tolerated all of us roller skating in the basement is amazing!

Please accept my deepest condolences!


Paul McKeon