Shirley Charles

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Shirley Charles

January 17, 1928 - June 14, 2015

ROCHESTER, NH AND HAMILTON, MA: Shirley E. Charles, 87, of Rochester, N.H., died peacefully Sunday night, June 14, 2015.

She was born Shirley Eileen Sillars on Jan. 17, 1928, in Salem, Mass., and is formerly of Hamilton, Mass.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Let, and six children, Carol A. Axelrod and husband, Richard, Christine E. Saunders, Lee M. Murphy and husband, Barry, Lorraine C. Hill and husband, Arthur, Joyce E-M. Geminder and husband, David, and LCDR Todd W. Charles and wife, Denise. Shirley also had 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, NH, with a funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Church, Central Street in Farmington, on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Hamilton, MA, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. To express condolences, please visit
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