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Shirley Polidoro

Shirley Theresa Polidoro (St. Peter)

Tuesday, August 12th, 1930 - Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Shirley Theresa (St. Peter) Polidoro, 90, of Pittsfield, MA passed away peacefully with grace to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at her home surrounded by loving family.
She was born in Pittsfield, MA on August 12, 1930, the daughter of Joseph Arthur and Delena (Roy) St. Peter. She attended the former Notre Dame Grammar School and graduated from St. Joseph's High School.
Earlier in her life Shirley was employed at Al's Variety and then at The Berkshire Life Insurance Company in various positions. The greatest part of her life was spent primarily as a housewife and mother devoted to raising and caring for her family. Later in life, she worked in the cafeteria at Sacred Heart School and helping at a local bridal shop. Shirley was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Ladies Guild and Choir at the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Frank P. Polidoro who died on January 19, 2018. They were married on June 2, 1951 and raised a loving family of 10 children together. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, music, dancing, and cake decorating for family and friend’s special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. She was especially fond of visits with her brothers and dear friends, but most of all hearing from, talking to and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her 10 children- Thomas (Connie) Polidoro of St. Augustine, FL; Gail (James) Peterson of Brattleboro, VT; Judy (Michael) Bernardo; Michael (Donna) Polidoro; Sharon Polidoro (Richard Pidgin); Ricky Polidoro; Cindy Polidoro (Donald Suriner), all of Pittsfield; Geoffrey (Mary) Polidoro of Larkspur, CO; Diane (Paul) Miller of Loudonville, NY, and Sandy (Kenneth) Graves of Clifton Park, NY. She also leaves 28 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 6 great, great grandchildren; Her brothers- Robert St. Peter of Pittsfield and Norman (Gigi) St. Peter of Unionville, CT along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to her aides - Alyssa, Dawn, Donna, Marie, and Wendy that gave her loving care and kindness this past year; to her Doctor Patricia Lehmann; to Elder Services of Berkshire County and to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Shirley Polidoro will be celebrated Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Pastor Emeritus Reverend Peter A. Gregory officiating. A Private Family Burial Service will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. A Livestream of the services will be available at Flynn & Dagnoli Facebook Page. Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions a Celebration of Shirley’s Life is being planned for a later date. At Shirley’s request in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 11:00am
    Sacred Heart Church
    191 Elm St.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    A live-stream of the Mass will be available on the Flynn & Dagnoli Facebook Page.
    Rev. Peter Gregory
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    222 Peck's Rd.
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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    The burial at the cemetery will be for family only.


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Kevin Polidoro

Posted at 10:28am
Today we do not say goodbye to my beloved grandmother. It is until we meet again. The memories will be held in our hearts and she lives on through us. I am with all the family in spirit as we lay to rest an amazing woman. Her life always filled with joy and love. The laughter, the smiles, the heartfelt love she gave all of us. Gram, you are forever in our hearts. You are with bumpa now. The tears are of happiness for you. Watch over us all. To all my family, I love you. To gram, I love you and miss you. Until we meet again!

Sarah Lasko Posted at 01:37pm

Love this Kevin!!! Her greatest gifts and blessings have always been her children! She would tell me numerous times how blessed she is to have such wonderfully beautiful kids and 10 of them! She always said 10 kids! 10! And she loved each and everyone one! Family was her biggest blessing! Her greatest love she created with Bumpa! ❤️ Forever in our hearts!

Anne & John Ruggeri

Posted at 07:44am
To Cindy snd the rest of the Polidoro Family,
I’m very sorry to read of Mrs Polidoro’s passing. I’m glad you were able to have her for as many years as you did, and I’m glad she was able to stay home!
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary K Polidoro

Posted at 05:43am
My deepest sympathy goes out to all. I have many many fond memories of family gatherings with Frank and Shirley Because of them I met the love of my life and started an amazing family . May Frank and Shirley live forever in eternity. Love to all ❤️

Pete Joyce

Posted at 07:37pm
Tom, Mike and the rest of the Polidoro clan. I am So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a warm, caring woman. I remember being at the house with Tom( while we were at St. Joe)
and your Mom always enjoyed seeing her children’s friends and welcomed us. She was a wonderful lady and you all were blessed to have your Mom and Dad as your parents. I golfed with your dad years ago, he remembered me and he spent a good portion of the round talking about his children, he was so proud of all of you. He and your Mom are together again. Looking down, watching over all of you.
Prayers for you all.

Tom Polidoro Posted at 09:32am

Pete, Thank you for your kind words and prayers for our family Like you, we were very blessed to have the parents we had and for the time we had them. We all cherish the special moments and fond memories. With sincere appreciation Tom and Family Tom

Linda Polidoro

Posted at 12:28pm
Your Mom ,Gram,and Great Gram was the kindest, sweetest, and special person that God put on earth for all of us to have for many many years💕. She knew how much she was loved by here beautiful family. You all should be proud how you took care of her. My heart with with you❤️

Tom Polidoro Posted at 09:42am

Thank You Linda! Yes she was. We were very blessed to have her as our Mom and for the number of years she was with us, although it will never seem to have been long enough. Tom and Family

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