Shirley leaves her two children, Heidi Maenzo and her husband Anthony of North Grafton and Frank P. Cariglia of Bend, OR; her two sisters, Natalie Sinkus and Christine Cocaine, both of Worcester; her two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Skoglund of Shrewsbury and Doris Skoglund of Worcester; and her “granddog,” Cosmo, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Francis J. “Pucky” Cariglia; her son, Gary J. Cariglia; and her siblings, Chester, Herbert, Earl, Howard, Edward and Warren Skoglund, and Betty Lou Stratford.
She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Herbert G. and Tillie (Mard) Skoglund.
Shirley lived in Shrewsbury most of her life, and enjoyed being a homemaker. Affectionately known as “Shirl the Pearl,” she had a keen sense of humor and will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Also known as “the Swede who made the best Italian meatballs,” she enjoyed cooking all types of food and always put a little extra love in everything she created.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Shirley's family Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Her funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home, followed by interment in All Faiths Cemetery of Worcester.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Telegram & Gazette Santa, 100 Front St., PO Box 15012, Worcester, MA 01615-0012 or the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606.
To leave a message of condolence for the family or to view the Book of Memories, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com.