SHIRLEY L. PILGRIM
Shirley L. Pilgrim, 69, of Bethel, passed away Dec. 19, 2010 in West Paris.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., on July 16, 1941, daughter of John and Rita Lopresti Sr. In earlier years, she worked in foster care and more recently as a school lunch aide and volunteered at a clothing exchange in Bethel. She was a caring "mom" to many neighborhood kids.
Survivors include her ex-spouse and long-time friend, Robert Pilgrim Sr.; her children, Robert Pilgrim Jr. and Melissa “Maleza” Pilgrim Lopresti; brothers, John Lopresti Jr., Raymond Lopresti, Harold Lopresti; sister, Carmella Lopresti; grandchildren, Jason Silva, Keith Pilgrim II, Robert Pilgrim III, William Pilgrim, Jenell (Pilgrim) Robinson, Ariana Pilgrim, Tyler Daman, David Pilgrim Guay, Andriadora Pilgrim Guay, Autumn Rayne Pilgrim Giberson; great-grandchildren, Tayla Pilgrim and another baby girl "on the way"; nieces and nephews, Angela Lopresti, Dawn Lopresti, John Lopresti, Lisa Lopresti, Roger Lopresti, Anthony Lopresti, Al Lopresti, R.J. Lopresti, Harold “Hack” Lopresti, Angel Lopresti, Anjanette Wilson Lopresti, Tom Daman, Rita Lopresti, Luigi Lopresti, Melanie Lopresti (Potenza), Miranda Drinkwater (Potenza), James Wilson II, Joey Lopresti, Mike Lopresti, Gina Lopresti, Matthew Potenza, Marina Potenza, Mercedes Potenza.Shirley was predeceased by her parents and her son, Keith Pilgrim Sr.; sister, Margaret Wilson Lopresti; brother, Alfred Lopresti; brother, Roger Lopresti Sr.; and son-in-law, David N. Guay.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be announced in the spring. Those who wish may make donations in Shirley’s name to American Lung Cancer, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5615. Online condolences may be offered at www.directcremationofmaine.com.