Shirley B. Friberg, 87


Westborough – Shirley B. Friberg, 87, of Watchung, N.J., formerly of Venice, Fla., and Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Brandywine Senior Living at Mountain Ridge. Her husband, Hugo Friberg, died in 2008.

Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hazel (Butler) Brigham. She was educated in Westborough schools and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shirley had resided in Westborough for 60 years, moving to Venice, Fla. in 1985 and then to Watchung in 2010 to be closer to her family. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Friberg DeSante and her husband, William, of Chatham, N.J.; one son, Paul H. Friberg and his wife, Andrea, of Holden; four grandchildren, Sarah and Jonathan Friberg and Elizabeth and Christopher DeSante; one niece, Marianne Salah; and two nephews, Robert Briggs and Greg Chase.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Brandywine and her compassionate caregivers, Lily, Dee, and Linda.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23, at 10:00 A.M., in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday, June 22, from 6 to 8 P.M.

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