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Shirley Ann Powers

September 13, 1936 - October 22, 2020

Shirley Ann Powers passed away October 22, 2020 at the age of 84 in McKinney with her family by her side.

She was born on September 13, 1936 to Samuel Scutiere and Mary Falletta in Rochester, New York where she grew up in an Italian neighborhood. Shirley attended Catholic Parochial School and Nazareth College in Rochester. She was married on August 22, 1959 in Rochester. Shirley and Bill moved to Texas in 1973. Shirley cherished her role as a wife and mother and played an active role in her church. She was a founding member of All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas and a longtime member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in McKinney. Shirley was the founder of the 60 plus club at St. Gabriel and an avid bridge player.

Shirley was married to Bill Powers of McKinney for 61 years. She was proud of her children, John Powers and wife, Mary of Forney, D.J. Powers and wife, Lori Armendariz of Austin, Dan Powers and wife, Maria of Carrollton, and Michelle Shortino and husband, Mike of Garland. She was most proud of her grandchildren, Lia Powers, Joab Powers, Sam Powers, Matt Powers, Peter Shortino and Parker Shortino.

A "come and go" visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 202 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. A limited number of guests will be allowed to enter at any one time to maintain social distancing. 

A funeral mass service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 110 St Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071. We will be practicing social distancing and be wearing masks to ensure everyone’s safety while at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to St Gabriel the Archangel Church.

 

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Bill, we are so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a a good friend. The starting of All Saints was such joy for our neighborhood in Dallas. You were always ready to take on a new challenge. You were a wonderful friend. Our sympathies to your family she will be missed. Tom and Judi Samson Samson Judi, October 29, 2020 I had the privilege of seeing Shirley as a client for several years. She had a way of making the start of my day special and fun. She introduced me to several of her friends. and her husband, who have also become special to me. She always asked about my dog and told me to pet my dog for her when I got home. I will always be grateful for having had Shirley in my life and will always cherish the bits of wisdom she imparted. Diana Richardson, October 29, 2020 My sympathy to Bill and family.Shirley was a very special friend and I will miss her.
Lynne Mckim, October 28, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. I want to thank you for allowing Hidden Springs to take care of your mother. Your trust in us is very appreciated and something that we hold dear. Your mother was a beautiful woman inside and out. Fondly,
Doris Lea, October 28, 2020 My deepest sympathy to Bill and family. I’ve known Shirley for 20 plus years. We were bunco, poker, birthday club, and church friends. Shirley had a great spirit and love that will truly be missed. Eileen Tredinnick, October 28, 2020 We are sorry for your loss, we offer our sympathy and love. Helen and Ben Armendariz, October 28, 2020 My sincerest sympathy to Bill and the entire family. Shirley was a very special and unique friend. She was one of the first to befriend me at Eldorado Country Club when I retired. We played golf together and when she found out I had an interest in learning bridge, she got me into bridge lessons the next week! I was soon playing with the Friday Morning Ladies Bridge Group and in her duplicate group, She also became my personal shopper and fashion advisor to help me in my transition from the corporate world to retirement and ladies functions. She introduced me to the McKinney Voyagers and to the Eldorado Ladies Association and encouraged me to volunteer in these organizations. When I wanted to update my house, she spent hours shopping and helping me. She just didn’t do this for me but also for many others. She was a great friend and mentor and I will miss her so much.
Dorreen Clements, October 27, 2020 I had the privilege of seeing Shirley as a client for several years. She had a way of making the start of my day special and fun. She introduced me to several of her friends. and her husband, who have also become special to me. She always asked about my dog and told me to pet my dog for her when I got home. I will always be grateful for having had Shirley in my life and will always cherish the bits of wisdom she imparted. Diana Richardson, October 26, 2020 Dear Bill, Your wife was a lovely, outgoing lady, a talented decorator, a fierce and loyal wife and a very happy grandmother. It is with great sadness we hear of her passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Dick and Kay Schlough, October 26, 2020 Our deepest sympathy to Bill and the family. Shirley brought a lot of smiles to the people who knew her. She will be missed but never forgotten. Norm and Sue Sobecki, October 26, 2020 Love you forever Grandma! Peter Shortino, October 26, 2020 Love you Mom!! Michelle Shortino, October 24, 2020