Hudson – Michele (Shannon) Cafarella, 84, died peacefully in her home on December 9th with her husband and children at her side. Michele and her husband Joseph had just celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary in November.
Michele was born in Plattsburgh NY, the daughter of the late David and Marguerite (Angier) Shannon. She spent her early childhood there before moving to Marlborough with her family when she was 12 years old. Michele graduated from Marlborough High School in 1956 and Burdett College in 1957.
Michele worked at Marlborough Hospital for many years, retiring in 2000 when she began to spend more time with her family and travel with friends. Michele especially loved being with her children and grandchildren. She and Joe attended many sporting events, concerts, recitals and graduations and enjoyed many family vacations to Maine, North Carolina and Cape Cod, most centered around their grandchildren. Michele and Joe welcomed their first great grandchild in May of this year.
Michele leaves behind her family and many friends that will miss her presence in their lives. She is survived by her husband Joseph, her children and their spouses Beth and Ron, Steven and Tara, Michael and Milissa and James and Karen; her 10 grandchildren, Andrew and his wife Kate, Evan and his wife Payton, Daniel and his wife Leah, Aaron, Joseph, Matthew, Michael, Megan, Caitlin and Scott; her great grandson Lukas and her sister Beth. Michele also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A time to visit with family and celebrate Michele’s life will be held at the Slattery Funeral Home Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough MA 01752 on January 7th, 2023. Visitation with family will be held from 10:00 am -11:30 am with a celebration of life held from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.StJude.org.