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Shirlee R. (Woodman) Colcord

GROVELAND: Shirlee R. (Woodman) Colcord, 87, died peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Masconomet Health Care Center in Topsfield.

Shirlee was born in Stoneham, MA to the late Arthur and Helen (Flanders) Woodman.

She was a graduate of Melrose High School and Colby Sawyer College. While raising four children she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University. A longtime resident of Groveland, and past member of Groveland Congregational Church, she co-owned Noah's Ark Kindergarten for many years. Following that Shirlee worked in the Haverhill school system, and was later appointed coordinator for the Headstart program until her retirement.

Shirlee enjoyed golfing, sailing, time at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee, and wintering in Florida. As an accomplished musician she played both cello and piano. She also enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, and very artistic which was evident in her paintings. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Shirlee was touched by her warmth and caring demeanor. She will be truly missed.

Shirlee was predeceased by her husband Bob Colcord of 60 years and her sister Marilyn Malcolm. She is survived by four children, son, Peter and wife Rhonda Colcord of Mountain View, CA, daughter, Linda and husband Larry Powell of Groveland, son, John and wife Vicki Colcord of Hampstead, NH, and daughter, Beth and husband Bob Platts of Groveland. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren that she dearly loved.
The family would like to thank all the nurses, aids and staff at Masconomet Healthcare for their exceptional loving care with our mother.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 4:00to 7:00 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Interment at Riverview Cemetery will be private. Donations in Shirlee's memory may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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