Shirley Ann (Hodges) Sciora
Shirley Ann (Hodges) Sciora, 84 years young, a longtime resident of
Topsfield, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the High Point
Hospice House in Haverhill. She was the wife of the late Joseph F.
Sciora with whom she shared fifty wonderful years of marriage.
After receiving her Masters in occupational therapy, Shirley
provided these wonderful skills at many locations, including her longtime
services for a residential group home in Danvers.
In her early years Shirley loved to play tennis. She enjoyed many
activities including volunteering for the Topsfield Garden Club, serving
on several Topsfield town committees and loved
ceramics, having had won many ribbons at the Topsfield Fair. She also
loved playing MahJong and bridge with her friends and walking her
beloved Schaunzer, Pepper. One of Shirley's other passions was traveling
with her husband, Joe. They often sailed the Eastern Seaboard from their
Ipswich mooring with friends on their other love, their 36’ sailboat. They
retired in Hilton Head returning for summers in New England.
Shirley is survived by two loving children, Joseph G Sciora of
Topsfield, Suzanne Sciora and her fiance’,
Michael Osborne, of Berwick, ME.; three grandchildren, Michael Friberg and
his wife, Kacie of Dover, NH, Samantha Sciora of Topsfield, Alaina Osborne
of Berwick, ME and her sister Ellen Bayuk, Ormond Beach, FL. She was the
sister of the late George Hodges formerly of WA.
Funeral Services by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich will be
announced at a later date.
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