Shirley's Story

LIMESTONE - Shirley A. Burson, 77, beloved wife of Howard A. Burson passed quietly in her sleep at her home on October 2, 2015. She was born on December 20, 1937 in Caswell, the daughter of Joseph and Madeline (Fisher) LaBreck.

Shirley worked for 25 years at Aroostook Shoe. She spent much of her time following retirement, volunteering for various charities, through R.S.V.P., Catholic Charities, and the Animal Refuge in Limestone. Her favorite charity to give to was World Vision in which she supported several children through their school years. She was a giver of herself, through helping anyone when she was able. Her love for flowers gave her lots of joy and reading was her passion.

Shirley will be dearly missed by her family, her husband Howard, daughters, Peggy Holmes and her husband Elmer, Barbara Perkins and her husband Christopher and son Mark Burson. She will also be greatly missed by her best friend of over 50 years, Carol Berube. She leaves behind a beautiful family of grandchildren, Christian, Travis, Faith, Aimee, Vicki, Corey, Mark, Shannon, Shane, April, Charlie, and step grandchildren Chelsea and Tom. She also had 14 beautiful great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She also had many nieces and nephews that she held dear to her heart.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her 6 brothers, 3 sisters, a step grandson Joshua, granddaughter Kristy Dawn and Christian.

Friends and family may call 10am, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou, where a memorial service will be held at 11am. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. Shirley loved her pets and in lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Halfway Home Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 488, Caribou, ME 04736. A special thanks to Hospice of Aroostook especially Ruth. Online condolences may be expressed at
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