1942 – 2015

LEEDS — Shirley L. Poirier, 72, a resident of Bernie Hartford Road, Leeds, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at her home in Leeds.

She was born in Nashua, N.H., on Nov. 17, 1942, the daughter of George Mayor and Lillian Ford. Shirley attended school in Newport, R.I. Shirley was married to Reginald Poirier Sr., who has since passed away. She worked as an inspector for Digital in Augusta.

Shirley enjoyed crocheting, reading, computers and her cats.

She is survived by her companion, Dorian Pomerleau of Leeds; her children and their spouses, Reggie Poirier of Litchfield, Richard and Regina Poirier of Houston, Texas, Rebecca Mello of Alabama, and Ronald Mello of Alaska; three sisters, Deborah Ford of Newport, R.I., Abby Ford of Alabama, and Sandra DeWick of Lewiston; and many grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Edsel “Sonny” Ford.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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