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Shirley B. Van Wely

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On January 21, 2012 @ 5:55 pm In Obituary | 7 Comments

In Memorial

DELMAR – Shirley B. Van Wely, 87, of Delmar, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Shirley was a long time resident of Albany and Delmar, and she retired from the New York State Teacher’s Retirement System.

Shirley is survived by her four sons Donald of Springfield, OR, Peter (Abbie) of Fairport, NY, Paul (Debbie) of Albany, and Frank (Claire) of Keene, NH; by her grandchildren Derek, Sean, Neil, Justin, Hannah Rose, Erik, Ester Jo, Charlotte, and Jack Van Wely; and by eight great grandchildren.

The family will hold a private service.  There will be no calling hours.  For those who wish to remember Shirley in a special way, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Condolences for the family of “Shirley B. Van Wely”

Condolence from Diane [ Lan ] on January 22nd, 2012 7:48 am

Donnie, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a really sweet lady. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers………….

Condolence from Louis & Sue DiLillo on January 22nd, 2012 1:16 pm

Paul and Family

Paulie: Sue and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your Mom was truly a wonderful person. We will all miss her and will cherish the memories we have of her. We hope you all will find peace knowing that she is with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior in the kingdom of heaven, and that she is smiling down upon you all.

Condolence from Carol Cornell on January 22nd, 2012 1:57 pm

Paul, I wanted to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother. The few times I was in her presence, she was a very warm and caring woman. You were so good to her, especially the last years of her life.Please always keep those wonderful memories of her in your heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Carol Cornell

Condolence from Gary Richter on January 23rd, 2012 6:20 am

Lynne and myself wish you & your family our sincerest condolences. Your Mom was a great lady and may she rest in peace. God Bless!


Condolence from Karen (Maleski) Mungari on January 24th, 2012 7:50 am


I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as being such a sweet and gentle lady. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Ronnie & Judi Von Ronne on January 24th, 2012 8:05 am

We were very saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. She really was a sweet lady. You were her Guardian Angel and now she can be yours. No one could have wished for a better son. Bless you, Ronnie & Judi

Condolence from Julie and Steve Evans on February 27th, 2012 2:51 pm


We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Hope you are comforted by the wonderful memories of her throughout the years. You took such good care of her. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Julie & Steve

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