Obituary, Shirley Ann Hurley

Wassaic – Shirley Ann Hurley, 77, a nine year resident of Wassaic, NY and formerly a longtime resident of Amenia, NY died peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2023 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Pawling in Pawling, NY surrounded by her loving family. Shirley worked as a self-employed house keeper in Amenia prior to her retirement.

Born November 2, 1945 in Salt Point, NY she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Sterling, Sr. and Harriet H. (Newman) Sterling Tattersall and her husband Ernest Tattersall. She was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT. On June 29, 1968 in Sharon, CT she married the love of her life, James Patrick “Jim” Hurley. Shirley and Jim spent many happily married years together prior to his passing on January 24, 2017. Shirley loved cats, chickens, cows and John Deere tractors. Shirley was a longtime member of Faith Bible Chapel of Shekomeko in Millerton. She liked gardening and going to tag sales in her spare time. She especially enjoyed having dinner at Mike and Shalay’s home, where they all enjoyed dinners of Macaroni & Cheese, Meatloaf and Apple Pie, followed by playing with her “granddog” Autumn.

Shirley is survived by two children, Michael P. Hurley and his wife Shalay of Wassaic and Donald L. VonAhn and his companion Judy Brandt of Millerton and her brother, Joseph Sterling, Jr.: her granddaughter, Melissa Stickle-Clark and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John H. Newman, her sister, Joan Houghtaling, her aunt, Emma Hayden and her daughter-in-law, Rita Hurley.

A graveside service and burial will take place on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 11:30am at Amenia Island Cemetery, 3361 Route 343, Amenia, NY. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Author: Harlem Valley News