Westborough – Shirley A. Salah, 80, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester. She was the wife of Philip Salah.
Born in Stowe, Vt., the daughter of the late Alfred and Amy (Adams) Hemstead, she was a 1949 graduate of Stowe High School and also graduated from Becker College in Worcester.
Mrs. Salah was employed for 37 years at the Paul Revere Insurance Company and was the supervisor of the Sales Department prior to her retirement in 1989. Following her retirement, she traveled the world with her close friend, Ann Savala of Stowe.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Hazel Doherty of Leicester; her nephews, Jay Doherty, Daniel Doherty, Ross Doherty and his wife Pollysean, Robert Salah Jr. and his wife Maryann, and Joe Salah; her nieces, Roberta Salah, Ann Marie Salah, and Michelle Salah and her husband Chris; her brother-in-law, Robert Salah Sr.; and several grandnephews and a grandniece. She was the sister of the late Gerald Hemstead.
Mrs. Salah was very outgoing and friendly; she made everyone laugh, and will be sadly missed by all.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at 12 p.m., in the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the funeral service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Health Care Hospice, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609