Shirley E. (Gorse) Stirk

Born: Wed., Jan. 11, 1933
Died: Tue., Jul. 4, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 07, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

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Whitinsville- Shirley E. (Gorse) Stirk, 84, formerly of Providence Rd. died Tues. July 4, 2017 at Blair House in Milford after an illness. Her husband of 53 years Daniel D. Stirk died Jan 28, 2006.
     She is survived by 3 sons Daniel S. Stirk and his wife Marilyn of Townsend, Douglas W. and his wife Theresa Stirk of Douglas, Dennis K. and his wife Pamela Stirk of Blackstone; a daughter Deborah A. Hoeppner of Roundrock, TX; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews. Born in Newton, MA on Jan 11, 1933 she was the daughter of George and Olive (Degrassi) Gorse and lived in Natick, Franklin, and Whitinsville.
     Mrs. Stirk was a homemaker, caring for her husband and children over the years. Always feisty and opinionated, she loved clowning around, music, and entertaining others around her. She enjoyed camping in her motorhome, embroidery, knitting, playing the piano and dancing. She bowled in the Fairway League and was a member of the AmVets Post 79 Womens Auxillary both in Natick. Shirley also enjoyed motorcycle rides and trips to the casino.
      Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville will be held Fri. July 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, #3100, Woburn, MA 01801. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit

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Wayne Humphrey
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
To Deb, Danny, and all of The Stirk Family. My heart and thoughts are with you all. I have great admiration for your family. The bond of strength that exists between you four siblings is truly remarkable, and a testament to the love and character of both your mom, and your dad.
I'm unsure if I will be able to attend on Friday. If I cannot, I will most certainly send my love and best wishes to you all.

Jim Smith
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Losing a loved one is such a difficult event.
Please know that people care very much about you.
Hugs and prayers heading your way.
Rest in Peace, Shirley!

   Posted Thu July 06, 2017


With our sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved Mom. The Dow family

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