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Shirley G. (Coleman) Ritchie

October 9, 1941 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Shirley G. Ritchie, 80, of Westfield, Ma passed peacefully on July 13, 2022 at Baystate Medical Center, surrounded by her children. Shirley was born Oct. 9, 1941 to the late George and Margaret (Palmer) Coleman. Shirley married her first love, Richard T. Richie, who preceded her in death in 2015. Shirley was also preceded in death by her sister Margaret (Coleman) Callahan in 2017. Shirley worked as a bank teller for Woronoco Savings Bank, and later Berkshire Bank in Southwick. She also worked for a time at Shoppers Drug Store. Shirley always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met, and her first priority was always her family. To cherish her memory, she leaves her children, son, Richard Ritchie of Russell, MA daughter, Karen Smith and husband Timothy of Hampton, NH, and daughter Kristen Wescott and husband Todd of Southwick, MA. Her beloved grandchildren, Kevin Ritchie and fiancé Ashley Lewis of Westfield, MA, Kara Pelletier and husband Mark of Bow, NH, Christopher Smith of Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Wescott and partner Allison Bardwell of Southwick, MA, Kerri Abelin and husband Michael of Granby, CT and Melissa Wescott and partner Nick LaBombard of Southwick, MA. She also leaves her adored great grandchildren, Lilah Ritchie, Nolan Pelletier, Mason Abelin, Ari Abelin and Levi LaBombard and her sister-in-law Nancy Ritchie. The funeral for Shirley will be held on Tuesday July 19, 2022 at 10AM in Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield followed by burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield. The calling hours for Shirley will be on Monday July 18, 2022 from 4-7PM in the funeral home. Donations in Shirley’s name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Calling Hours
July 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Firtion Adams FS (Broad St. Westfield, MA)

Funeral Service
July 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Firtion Adams FS (Broad St. Westfield, MA)

July 19, 2022

Pine Hill Cemetery Westfield
Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01085


Shriners Hospital for Children
Attn: Processing Center PO Box 947765, Atlanta GA 30394
Tel: 1-855-401-4897


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