Shirley E. Cardea

May 25, 1926February 23, 2018

Shirley E. (Morrison) Cardea, age 91, of Rehoboth, MA, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Clifton Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, MA.

Born in Riverside, NJ, the daughter of the late Howard and Alberta (Elmes) Morrison, she was a graduate of Riverside High School and was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mrs. Cardea was a longtime resident of Riverton and Edgewater Park and a former communicant of Sacred Heart Parish in Riverton, NJ.

She is survived by five children, Thomas M. Cardea and his wife Polly of Rehoboth, MA, Paul V. Cardea of Hilton Head, SC, Christopher Cardea of Feasterville, PA, Michele Mozingo of Longmont, CO, and Kevin R. Cardea and his wife Victoria of West Covina, CA; a daughter in-law Laurie-Jo Cardea of Hampstead, NC; seven grandchildren, Alison Keefe and her husband Shawn, Erin and Thomas Cardea, Chloe and Emily Mozingo, Kevin Jr. and Nicole Cardea; and two great grandchildren, Emery Keefe and Finnegan Cardea. She is predeceased by another son, Carmen Cardea.

Her private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest in Swansea, MA.


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Shirley E. Cardea

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Judi Kennedy

March 7, 2018

Dear Cardea Family,

I had the pleasure working with your mother when I was a new Licensed Practical Nurse right out of nursing school in 1986. Shirley had been assigned to be my mentor on the Cardiac Step-down unit at Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital in Riverside.

Please know that your mother was a wonderful and caring nurse and she will be missed by those of us who worked with her.

My deepest sympathies,

Judi Kennedy

February 26, 2018

Our sympathy and prayers go to you, Tom and Polly, and to your brothers and sisters, on the passing of your Mom. She lived a long life, and we know you both made her last few years more pleasant by watching over her and taking care of things for her. She's at peace now with The Lord, and you will see her again some day in the future. Peace be with you.
Bruce and Rosemary Smith, Delran, NJ