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Shirley A. Beshaw


Shirley A. Beshaw, 76, of Grassmere Terrace passed away at home on March 3, 2014. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday (March 12, 2014) 12:00 noon at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment will take place in the spring at Calvary Cemetery. Shirley was born on May 15, 1937 in Massena to the late Kenneth and Cecilia (Harvey) LeBoeuf. She was a graduate of Massena Central School. Shirley married Marcel A. Paquette on Feb 23, 1957, which ended in divorce. She then married Charles Beshaw on August 13, 1981 who predeceased her in 2001. Shirley worked as a book keeper at both Slavins and Century 21 for many years and most recently as a greeter for WalMart. She was an avid reader and loved to cross stitch. Shirley is survived by her children Larry Paquette of Heuvelton, Mark and Tracy Paquette of Massena, Kenneth Paquette also of Massena and a step-daughter Charlene and Jeffery Martin of New Bern, NC; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several cousins. Predeceasing Mrs. Beshaw is a brother Larry in infancy and a sister Donna in 2012. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Massena Humane Society PO Box 145, Massena, NY 13662. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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