F. Shirley DeSilva, 93, of Walton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a brief illness.
Born December 22, 1925 in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Rose Doyle.
Shirley had a passion for helping others, volunteering her time with the American Cancer Society and Delaware Valley Hospital on various projects and fundraisers. She was an entrepreneur running the Walton Liquor Store in the village for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed needlepoint, quilting, watching the Food Network and eating delicious homemade food.
Survivors include her sisters Pat Knapp and Betty Tompkins and close friends Ruth DuMond and Dotti Kruppo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Shirley is predeceased by her beloved husband Donald H. DeSilva whom she married January 21, 1950; daughter JoAnne DeSilva; sister Luella Olson and brother Bob Doyle.
A graveside service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton with Pastor Bert More officiating. In accordance with Shirley’s wishes there will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Delaware Valley Hospital Auxiliary, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856 or to the Walton Fire Department & Emergency Squad, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and sympathy for Shirley’s family, please visit www.courtneyfh.com