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Shirley A. Kordana, 88

ADAMS, Mass. —  Mrs. Shirley A. (Girard) Kordana, 88, of Adams, died Thursday evening, May 18, 2023 at her home.

She was born in North Adams on December 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Valmore and Doris (Hifko) Girard. She attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the Class of 1952.

Shirley last worked as a data processor in the payroll department at the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams until she retired.

She was a communicant of St John Paul II Parish at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, and enjoyed taking trips to the casinos.

Her husband, Casimer S. Kordana, whom she married on April 30, 1955, died on January 23, 1990.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen McDonough and her husband Paul, and Laurie Vachereau and her husband David, both of North Adams; five grandchildren, including Matthew Vachereau, John Timoney and his wife Kerri, Lisa McGirt, Justin Timoney and Kasey McDonough; six great grandchildren, including Devon Chadwell, Haven Timoney, Legacy McGirt, Kaitlyn Timoney, Ashleigh Timoney and Hunter McBean; two brothers, Valmore Girard and his wife Barbara, and Glenn Girard and his wife Sandy, both of Clarksburg, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Wojieck, on March 10, 2022.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at

The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, Adams, is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to

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Laurie and family, My condolence goes to you and your family. You all are in my prayers?
from: Wendy Mandevilleon: 05-26-2023

My condolences to Shirley’s family. I have fond memories of her as my co-worker at Commonwealth Spragues.
from: Laura Tatroon: 05-25-2023

Laurie, Dave and Matt, so very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all.
from: Becky and Curt Cellanaon: 05-24-2023

We would like to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. We have many fond memories of the times spent with her, our casino trips and Lake George Dinner Theater, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God Bless?
from: Glenn and Sandy Girardon: 05-24-2023

Laurie, Karen and family, so sorry for your loss. Aunt Shirley will always be remembered with thoughts of love, happiness. May the Lord comfort you at this time, and in the days to come.
from: Debbie&Craigon: 05-22-2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Kare I worked with you i was a cna at the time when we worked together
from: Karen and Paul on: 05-22-2023