On July 7, 2016 Shirley M. Hathaway closed her eyes on her earthly journey and opened them in Heaven. She was born October 30, 1932 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of John B. and Hannah (Kenneson) Butler.
She graduated from Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1951 and was a member of the United Parish Church, Fort Fairfield. She was married to E. Arnold Hathaway on June 11, 1956. Shirley was a very private person who was devoted to her family. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, she was employed by the Fort Fairfield Water Company and later for H.O. Perry Insurance Company for 30 years. To all who knew her, she was a gracious lady who saw only the good in people. She enjoyed taking care of the family pets, flower gardening, reading her Bible daily and shopping.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hathaway was predeceased by four brothers, Omar, Donald, Leo and Roy Butler; and sister, Madelene Jervais. She is survived by her husband Arnold; and one son, Robert A. Hathaway of Kennesaw, GA; one grandson, Aaron R. Hathaway of Bossier City, LA; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sterling and Carol Hathaway of Fort Fairfield, Philip and Nancy Hathaway of Houlton; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday July 11, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield where the funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the interment service at the United Parish Church, 4 Church Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Shirley to the Fort Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at
Shirley's greatest wish was to see you all again in a world far better than this one.