Shirley Jean Fish, of Mayfield passed away peacefully January 28, 2013 at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville. Her loving family was by her side.
Born in to Town of Root on November 17, 1934, she is the daughter of the late George and C. Anna McMillen Watson.
Shirley grew up in the Hamlet of Rural Grove and is a graduate of Canajoharie High School.
Shirley was employed most of her life at Coleco and Hasbro Industries in Amsterdam, most recently a house keeper for the Home Health Care Partners of Amsterdam.
She is a former member of the Moose Lodge in Johnstown; loved Nascar and enjoyed going to the Fonda Speedway every Saturday night. She was an avid sports fan and liked the Dodgers and the Dolphins. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her eyes would light up and her spirit would brighten to see her grandkids, especially Elizabeth Brownell and Hunter Hayes.
Her loving family includes her children, Albert Brownell, Jr. (June) of Mayfield, James Brownell (Cheryl) of Fonda, John Brownell (Pauline) of Ft. Plain, Timothy Brownell of Johnstown, Cheryl Clemons (Tom) of Mayfield, Judy (George) Baker of Amsterdam, Robin Snell and her companion John of Troy and Pamela Brownell of Edinburg along with step children Robert Fish of Tribes Hill, Lorraine Post of Maine and Bonnie Tydlack of Florida. She is also survived by her sisters, Anna Mae Rickard of Charleston and Margaret "Peggy" Rogers of Canada. She is also survived by her beloved 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son, Thomas Brownell, sisters Katherine Thompson and Dorothy Ward and great grand daughter Katerina Blyss Lotman.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 1pm until 3pm at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville NY 12072.
A funeral service will follow beginning at 3PM. Rev. Bonnie Orth will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation.
Burial will take place in the spring.
Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.