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(Freeman) Shirley Mae Adams

ADAMS (Freeman) – Shirley Mae, of Greenfield, Queens County (formerly of Spryfield), passed away suddenly on Monday, March 1st, 2021, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Greenfield, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Alice (Wentzell) Freeman.

Shirley worked as a bank teller and a school teacher for a short period, but her most loved and dedicated time was spent raising her two boys. She was a wonderful mother, who always put her boys first and tremendously enjoyed their every accomplishment. She and her husband, Doug, did everything together, from raising their boys to travelling the world.

The family lived in Spryfield for many years, where Shirley made many friends. Shirley was a very kind and caring woman, who had a great sense of humour and positive outlook on life. In her later years, she and Doug moved back to Greenfield, where Shirley was very active in the local church, fire fighters’ ladies auxiliary, Jolly Ponoquers Seniors’ Club and the Spryfield Lioness Club. She treasured time spent with her sons and grandchildren. She and Doug often cooked large meals together to celebrate any occasion in order to bring her family and friends together. You would never leave Shirley’s home without some of her famous cookies, pies or brownies. She always looked forward to her daily phone call from her son, Stephen. Shirley was also very close to her sisters’ families, and visited with them often. She had many friends in the community with whom she enjoyed spending time.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Doug, her son Stephen (Colleen), as well as her grandchildren, David and Amanda, and her step-grandchildren, Alanah and Matt.

Shirley was predeceased by her son, Tim; sisters, Freda Theakston, Marilyn Munroe and a brother, Melvin Freeman.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., from Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield. Reverend Janet Baker officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church or the Greenfield District Fire Department. To share memories or condolences, please visit

The family would like to send a special thank you to Jamie Theakston, Jennifer and Andrew Moir for their help and kindness.


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