Shirley M. Dunivan

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Shirley M. Dunivan

January 27, 1934 - January 10, 2019

Plymouth Shirley M. (McAtee) Dunivan, 84, passed away January 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 27, 1934, in Dixmont, Maine, a daughter of Alexander and Augusta (Straight) McAtee.
She graduated from Newport High School, class of 1953. On August 7, 1953, she married Berl Dunivan. They lived in Plymouth and raised five children. Shirley worked several years for Guilford Industries in Newport and C.M. Almy in Pittsfield; but her joy in life was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be remembered for her cooking and sewing skills which have been passed on to her children and grandchildren. As a member of the Maine Quilters Guild and the Clueless Quilters, Shirley was very passionate about quilting. Her children and grandchildren will cherish her quilts for years to come.
She was a past member and officer of the Plymouth Grange. She was also in the bowling league at the Pittsfield Bowling Lanes for many years. Shirley also spent many hours working in her flower gardens.
Shirley is survived by her children, Gail (Kerbon) Littlefield of Corinna; Colleen (Harry) deCastro of Rehoboth, MA; Luanne (Sol) Pelkey of Palmyra; Cindy (Tim) Baird of Newport; and Jerry (Lori) Dunivan of Plymouth; 13 grandchildren, Jodi and Andrea Pelkey; Laura (Ryan) Walsh; Rachel (Jay) Sharkey; Amy (Dan) Warren; Nicole and Megan deCastro; Nathan, Adam (Heidi), Alex and Jenna Baird; Libby and Lexi Dunivan; 6 great-grandchildren, James and Madelyn Sharkey, Emily and Thomas Warren; Cole and Lyla Walsh; and cousins, nieces and nephews. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Berl, and siblings Bernard "Sonny" McAtee and Charlotte Gray.
Graveside committal services will be held at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019. Arrangements are by Crosby and Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Clueless Quilters, c/o Natalie Rogers, Treasurer, 389 Tibbetts Road, Exeter, ME 04435. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Published on January 11, 2019
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Nancy and Mike Temple
Jan 12, 2019
For you all, our very best during this extremely hard loss. Will always remember how kind your mom was and what a great cook. She made the best pickles we ever had. Her care packages helped Lu and I get through our freshman year in college. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Barb Hamilton
Jan 12, 2019
Dunivan family, hold those Mom memories close to your hearts. She was a dear lady.
Charlene Sharp
Jan 12, 2019
Sorry for your families loss. Sending my condolences to the whole family. Love and hugs to each of you.
Betsy Dorman
Jan 12, 2019
RIP, sweet Shirley! What fun we had laughing at quilt classes at Nokomis adult ed and at Clueless meetings. You made such awesome quilts!
Sharon MacKenzie McDonald
Jan 11, 2019
So very sorry...My condolence to you all. Loved your mom!
Derrick Nye
Jan 11, 2019
I am very much saddened by this news!! RIp!! Love ya Jerry great mom! Very nice seeing you again! Situation sucked!!!
Jan 11, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Death stings very much. It’s one of the hardest thing to cope with. May the “God of all comfort” gives you strength and peace of mind in this time of difficulties. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.