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Shirley B. Gousse

Date of Death: January 12, 2017

Date of Birth: March 18, 1928


FREEPORT – Shirley Belmont Gousse, 88, died January 12, 2017 with her daughters by her side.

She was born March 18, 1928 in Haverhill, MA to Olive Worthen. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1945. In June of 1948 she married Leo "Bunny" Gousse of Danville, ME where they raised their three daughters.

Shirley enjoyed music and dancing. She was an avid seamstress including making each of her daughters' wedding gowns.

In her retirement years she found her love of art and painting with oils.
After retiring from Liberty Mutual Group in Lewiston, ME Shirley and Bunny wintered in Zephyrhills, FL eventually moving and making their home in Freeport, ME.
She was a lifetime member of the Freeport Lioness Club, and a member of the Danville Jct. Grange.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sloat and husband Bryan, Michelle Manter and husband Kevin, and Cynthia LaHaye and partner Mike Yates, all of Freeport. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Corey Sloat and wife Kelly, Jody Sloat Bennett, Joshua Manter and wife Heather, and Allison LaHaye; great grandchildren, Kelsey, Reid, Jaelen, and Jackson; her sister, Ruth Lane and husband Ted of Sarasota, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Bunny in 2015.

There will be an open house in celebration of Shirley's life for family and friends on January 28th at 1 p.m. at the home of Pat and Bryan Sloat, 39 Beech Hill Rd., Freeport.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Cumberland Wing at Hawthorne House, the staff at the ALZ Care Center in Gardiner, and to Beacon Hospice for always taking such loving care of our mom.

There will be a Graveside service at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Auburn in May.

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