Northborough – Shirley A. (Mangan) Hart, 80, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Northborough, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a short battle with cancer. Her husband Robert W. Hart died in September 2011.
She leaves her daughter, Robin and husband Gregory Sloan of Stow, and her sons, Robert Hart and wife Shirley of Boxford, Stephen Hart and wife Margaret of Southborough, and Kevin Hart and wife Claire of Grafton. She also leaves her grandchildren, Alison, Jessica, and Elizabeth Hart; Brian, Catherine, and Gregory Hart; and Kevin Poore, Gabrielle, and Nicole Sloan. She also leaves her sister, Marcia, and husband, Ken Robinson, of Westborough. She was predeceased by her daughters, Deborah Hart and Maureen Hart-McAlary.
Born in Clinton and raised in S. Lancaster/Clinton, daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Mangan, Shirley graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. Before her recent move to Shrewsbury, she had lived in Northborough since the mid-1950s.
She worked at the former Chase Paper Co. in Westborough for many years until her retirement in 1995. She was a founding member of St. Bernadette Parish and was active in the Adoration Society. Her hobbies included tole painting, crafts, traveling, and cooking, including her famous golabki and baklava.
Shirley loved being in the water, especially at Hampton Beach. She will be remembered for her wonderful laugh, colorful attire, and her thoughtfulness towards everyone she knew. She was also a sports enthusiast, and took great pleasure in watching her children and grandchildren play in their many games over the years. She was a wonderful mother and her family meant everything to her.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Shirley's funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Bernadette Parish, Building Fund, 266 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.