Biography: SHIRLEY A. LAURIN
ONEIDA CASTLE- Shirley A. Laurin, 99, formerly of State Street, died early Saturday morning, April 4, 2020, in Oneida Healthcare, where she had been a patient for the past three days.
Born in Utica, on June 28, 1920, she was the daughter of Howard and Anita Burnap Schug. A resident of Oneida Castle for over sixty years, Shirley was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and the Utica School of Commerce. She married John A. Laurin in Whitesboro on September 11, 1942. John died on April 11, 2008.
Prior to her retirement, Shirley was employed with the Oneida City School District, first in the offices of the Board of Education and later at the Oneida High School. She was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she was very active in the Altar Guild, the Women of St. John’s, and the church’s annual Harvest Dinner. Shirley was a former Girl Scout leader and a former member of the Castle Garden Club, loved Syracuse University basketball and all animals. One of her greatest enjoyments was riding with her son, in a golf cart, while he golfed and concluded with lunch.
Surviving are her son, Jeffrey J. Laurin and his fiancée, Heidi Kitchen of Oneida Castle, her daughter, Sharon Fasce of Brewerton; her grandchildren, Angela Laurin, Laurie Davis, Carrie Boyko, Jennifer Russo, Bryon Metot, Christopher Metot, Christian Fasce, Caitlin Fasce and Kellen Fasce; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amanda Metot.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of 4th Floor of Extended Care Facility for the care and the concern shown Shirley and her family during their time of need.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, her funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc, 260 Main Street, Oneida. Interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 341 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421.
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