Shirley Irene (Mills) (Michaels) Salinardi, 82, passed away on June 15, 2016 at Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, Maine. Shirley was the devoted wife of the late Pasquale Anthony “Patsy” Salinardi. She was born April 6, 1934 in Scarborough, Maine, daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (Laid) Mills.
She attended Scarborough area schools. She was employed as a nurse’s aide for several years at Salem Rest Home in Naugatuck, then as a bus driver for the Naugatuck school system for several years. Shirley enjoyed reading and shell crafts.
Shirley is the beloved mother of Arthur James Michaels, Jr. of Maine; Gary Eugene Michaels of Connecticut; Randy Michaels of Connecticut; Timothy Michaels of Connecticut; Steven Michaels of Massachusetts; Larry Michaels of Connecticut; Bettieden Stone of Maine; Marria Hoffman of Maine; Cathie Michaels of Connecticut and Trudie Gendron of Connecticut. She is the loving sister of David Mills, Ernest Mills, and Airadean McLaughlin, all of Maine, and also leaves her cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her former husband, Arthur James Michaels, Sr.
Friends are invited to join Shirley’s family for a Celebration of Life and a Time of Remembrance on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
To leave condolences for her family online, visit www.fordfh.com.