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Shirley Remillard, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Shirley Alice (Degere) Remillard, 96 of North Adams, MA died on Tuesday September 20, 2022 at North Adams Commons.

She was born in Adams, MA on June 15, 1926, a daughter of Alfred and Yvonne (Johnson) Degere. She attended Adams schools.

In her younger years, Shirley worked at Sprague Electric Co. She was primarily a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Shirley enjoyed bowling, cross stitching, ice skating and reading. She was an avid Boston Red Sox baseball fan.

She was the widow of Donat Remi Remillard who died on June 10, 2000. They were married on November 30, 1946. Survivors include one daughter- Lisa A. Remillard of North Adams, MA; and three sons- Richard D. (Kathryn) Remillard of North Adams; Dennis R. (Kathleen) Remillard of Adams, MA and Scott A. (Denise) Remillard of Clarksburg, MA. She also leaves eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son- Neil Remillard in 2011; four grandchildren are deceased including Amy Remillard, Bonnie Kennedy, Matthew Remillard, and Nicholas Remillard; and four brothers and one sister are deceased- Helen Milne and Francis, Robert, Richard and James Degere.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Shirley Remillard will be celebrated Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Tuesday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Dick, Dennis, and Scott. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I hope all of your memories of her will be happy ones. And, I pray for your strength during these difficult times.
from: Bob Burdickon: 09-28-2022

Our sincerest condolences to you all. May all your memories of your mom, and grandmother help comfort you at this difficult time.

Jeff and Erica Pecor
from: Erica Pecoron: 09-24-2022

My condolences to the entire Remillard family. May your mother rest in peace.
from: Christopher LaCasseon: 09-23-2022

Remi I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
from: Judy Licht on: 09-23-2022

Lisa, Dick, Dennis, Scott and family: I was so very sorry to hear of your Mother and grandmother's passing. She was a really special person. She is now back with your Father in Heaven. May you rest in peace Shirley.
from: Bob Allardon: 09-23-2022

Dick, Dennis, Lisa and Scott, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. What great memories I have of your Mom over the many years that I’ve known her. She was always a joy to be around. May the many happy memories you all have will help you get through these difficult days. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Good Bless.
from: Tom Maharon: 09-23-2022

Lisa and Scott, sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
from: Phil Remillardon: 09-23-2022

Dear family I am very saddened by the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you all
from: Nanette Schmidton: 09-22-2022

Dick, Kathryn & Michael
Our condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother-she will be in our prayers … Cherish the memories of the good times ..

?? Barbara & Patti
from: Barbara Gomeau on: 09-22-2022

Dear Shirley's family, So sorry to learn of your loss. I so enjoyed our visits when Bev and I would see her. I know she is in an a happy and care free place. Memories will carry you through this difficult time.\\
Esther Herrick
from: Esther Herrickon: 09-22-2022

Remi and family - so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom! What a wonderful woman, contagious smile, and spitfire!! Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Much love,
from: Missy Parisienon: 09-22-2022

Dick and Dennis. Sorry for the loss of you're Mom. My condolences to you and you're family.
from: Howard Salvatoon: 09-22-2022