Shirley M. Bourque, 84, of Berlin, passed away at her home on February 2, 2023, after a period of illness. She was born on October 21, 1938, the daughter of the late Ernest and Beatrice (Pepin) Marois. Shirley was a graduate of Notre Dame High School Class of 1956 and of Empire Beauty School in Concord, NH. She was a lifelong resident of the Berlin area. Prior to her retirement, she had been self employed as a hair dresser for over 50 years, and had also done hair for both the Coos County and Saint Vincent de Paul Nursing Homes. Shirley was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, where she was in charge of the Lazarus Ministry for many years. She was also a member and past president of the Ladies of Saint Anne, and had been a leader for the local Boy Scouts.
Family includes her son, Roland Bourque and wife Annie of Center Barnstead, NH; daughter Sheryl Bouchard; grandchildren Jaymie Bouchard and signifiant other Shelby Allen, also Todd Bouchard, and Essence and Wynn Bourque; great-granddaughter Madison Douglas; sisters Rochelle Gezelman and husband Roger of Concord, and Gert Danais, also of Concord; aunt Priscilla Poirier; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Bourque and her second husband Raymond Poulin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 10am at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 6th from 4-7pm at the Bryant & Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Those who wish may make donations in Shirley’s memory to either the Marie Rivier Food Pantry, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Activities Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net