Shirley A. (Balukonis) Marquis, 89, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2023, at the Nevins Nursing and Rehab. Center in Methuen.
The daughter of the late Stanley and Dora (Baron) Balukonis, Shirley was born in Methuen on October 8, 1933. She was a graduate of Mount Carmel Grammar School and Searles High School, both in Methuen. Besides being a home maker and mother, she was a waitress for many years in local restaurants, notably the Green Barn and Bob White’s in North Andover. Shirley enjoyed dancing, figure skating and gardening in her yard. She especially enjoyed being with her family.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Danahy and her partner Kevin J. Voisine, both of Methuen; grandchildren, Christina Stonionis and her husband Andrew, Chelsea Bergeron and her husband Sean, and Stephen Duhamel; and five great grandchildren.
Shirley was predeceased by her son, Stephen M. Danahy, who died in 1978.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to calling hours on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Dewhirst and Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.
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