Shirley Sirois, age 88, of Imlay City, MI passed away Saturday, September 25, in the comfort of her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. Shirley Myrtle Marter was born July 20, 1933 in Roseville, MI. She was the daughter of the late Harvey and the late Rose (Patow) Marter. Shirley grew up in Roseville, MI. She was a graduate of Roseville High School, Class of 1951. She married Gerard “Jerry” Sirois on October 15, 1955. Shirley and Jerry were married 63 years. Shirley and Jerry moved to the Imlay City, MI area in 1967. Jerry preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker, raising her family. Shirley was a member of Imlay City Church of the Nazarene. Shirley’s treasures on earth were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchild. Shirley enjoyed working on her flower gardens and bingo.

“I am home in Heaven dear ones: oh so happy and bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever. Safely home at last.”

Shirley’s family would like to thank United Hospice of Marlette for their loving and compassionate care.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Connie (Chris) Sirois of Imlay City, MI, Terry (Jim) Dodd of Capac, MI and Annette (Dave) Antisdel of Prescott, IA; sons, Arthur (Jonell) Sirois of Ashland, KS, Dan (JoAnn) Sirois of Flint, TX and Louis Sirois of Fort Wayne, IN; her son-in-law, Terry DesRosier of FL; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Midge Marter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the special aunt of Frank Clark (Pam) of Shelby Twp., MI.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard “Jerry” Sirois, Jr.; daughter, Michelle DesRosier; mother, Myrtle Marter; her grandparents that raised her, Harvey and Rose Marter; sisters, Florence Smith and Marion Miller; and her brothers, Harvey Marter, Harold Marter and Clarence Marter.

A private family memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

Arrangements for Shirley’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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