Shirley Pendleton

Shirley J. Pendleton (Regester)

Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Shirley J. (Regester) Pendleton, 84, formerly of Ashaway, RI passed away May 27, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, North Kingstown RI, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease recently complicated by a stroke.

Born in Westerly, she was the eldest daughter of the late Malcolm & Dorothy (McCarron) Regester and wife of the late Joseph B. Pendleton, Sr.

Shirley is survived by her sister Maxine and husband Paul Clauson; and her children, Janet and husband Reggi Kenyon, Michael and wife Regina Pendleton, Kathleen and husband Brian Woodford, Timothy and wife Donna Pendleton. She is also survived by her brother-in-law George Daland and daughter-in-law Dawn (Pendleton) Rothholz; several nieces and nephews; and many other loved ones. She was predeceased by her eldest son Joseph B. Pendleton Jr. and her sister Dorothy Daland.

Shirley was proud grandmother to Luke Pendleton & his fiancée' Rachel, April and her husband Phillip Baker and Nicholas Pendleton, also a great grandmother to Connor Baker, Mason Baker and Declan Baker.

A funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, June 3rd at Gaffney Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly followed by interment at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic CT. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. For online condolences please visit

The family is grateful to South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Kindred Hospice for all their support and guidance during this difficult time. A special thank you to her loving caregivers and the Grace Note Singers.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    Elm Grove Cemetery
    Greenmanville Avenue
    MYSTIC, CT 06355
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Beth, Tanya and Elizabeth Woodford

Posted at 10:21pm
Kathi we are so very sorry for your loss. We hope you will be able to visit the tree and watch it grow. Each branch symbolizes how much your mother loves you and all the hugs she wants you to have. Love Beth, Tanya and Elizabeth
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Kathi Woodford

Posted at 09:45pm
I love you so much mama ❤️

Dawn Rothholz Posted at 12:34pm

Shirley was the best mother-in-law I could have had!

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