BREWER - Phyllis A. Shorey, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 1916, daughter of Fred and Clara (Langley) Gillespie.
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She was predeceased by four siblings, Lealo, Fredrica, Lawrence and Juanita. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Nissen of California and Sylvia Shorey of Burlington; three grandchildren, Teri Safranek, Laura Nissen, both of California, and Jan Hodgkins of Bangor; one great-grandson, Joshua Hodgkins; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Safranek.
Phyllis enjoyed her friends and was involved in many organizations. She also enjoyed cooking, traveling and gardening. She was the owner of Ye olde Towne Shoppe, Lincoln, and worked in the retail business for years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bangor.
Private services will be held later.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 30, 2013