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Shirley Yourie

September 23, 2022



Shirley Ann Yourie, age 87 of Oceanport, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Complete Care at Monmouth in Long Branch.  Shirley was born to the late George and Ann Perchin on August 8, 1935 in Long Branch, NJ.

Shirley was the second oldest of five daughters and was educated through the Long Branch school system.  She resided most of her life in West Long Branch, the last sixteen years in Oceanport. 

Shirley worked for various companies in numerous positions throughout her working years to include J. J. Newberry, Acme Markets Inc., ShopRite, Waterford Wedgwood USA Inc. and Cost Cutters. 

Shirley loved to travel both domestic and internationally.  She bowled on leagues in her early years winning many trophies, was an avid reader, loved the NY Yankees and attending Broadway Shows, dabbled in Astrology and was a very talented amateur photographer.  She loved owning and driving convertibles and never said no when invited to go boating.  While living in Oceanport, she hosted weekly poker games.

Shirley’s greatest gift was her love and devotion to family.  She loved to entertain and hosted many holiday meals and any excuse for family gatherings throughout the years with the help of her step-children at her West Long Branch home, treating all in attendance to her superb cooking and baking skills.  Her home overflowed with family and friends, the tables laden with delicious food and delectable desserts all made exclusively by her.

Shirley was a dutiful daughter who was primary caregiver to both parents until they each passed.  She was a loving and generous sister and Aunt, as well as a loyal friend. 

She was predeceased by a sister Angela (Babe) Dempster and her best friend Evelyn Perrella; three brothers-in-law, Frank Campanella, William Dempster and Ralph D’Antonio.

She is survived by three sisters; Joan Campanella of West Long Branch, Carol D’Antonio of Atlantic Highlands and Jo Anne Cosentino (Thomas) of Myrtle Beach, SC. She also leaves behind three step-children who all reside in Florida, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, a great-great nephew and three God-Children.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 408 Prospect Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740. 

 In honor of Shirley’s life and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or mail donations to 2310 Rt. 34 Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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Memorial Mass
October 3, 2022

10:30 AM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
408 Prospect Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Woodbine Mausoleum
1173 Eatontown Blvd.
Oceanport, NJ 07757


American Cancer Society
2310 Rt. 34 Suite 1D, Manasquan NJ 08736


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