Mrs. Shirley May Ekberg of Chelmsford
Shirley (Bliss) Ekberg
Retired Accountant, Mother of 2 Daughters
Shirley May (Bliss) Ekberg formerly of West Chelmsford and Clermont, Fl. died March 29, 2012 at the Town and Country in Lowell.
She was engaged at 19 and married at 20 to her high school sweetheart and soul mate the late Alfred "Red" Ekberg who died December 17, 1997.
She was the daughter of the late Lawrence S. and Cora C. Bliss. She was raised in Avon and graduated from Avon High School with the class of 1942.
During World War II she worked at the Hingham Arsenal and later at the Brockton National Bank. After moving to Chelmsford in 1963 she worked part-time as an accountant at the North Chelmsford Hardware Store, and fulltime being a loving mother and devoted wife.
She was a past member of the Methodist Church in East Bridgewater and the West Chelmsford Methodist Church in Chelmsford, MA. Shirley enjoyed bowling, and was a past member of the Alpine Bowling League in Chelmsford, MA.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lynne McDonough of Biddeford, ME and Debra Ekberg of Pepperell, MA; a sister, Mildred Johnson of Bridgewater; 4 grandchildren: Michael, Joseph, Sarah, and Nicholas, and 10 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish donations may be made to the charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 508-251-4041.