UXBRIDGE, MA- Shirley (Russell) Picchioni, 78, of North Uxbridge died Tuesday April 24, 2012 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Center, Northbridge. She was the wife of John V. Picchioni, Sr.
A longtime resident of North Uxbridge, Mrs. Picchioni was employed as a registered nurse at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket for many years. Later, she worked for St. Vincents Hospital and Beaumont Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1933 in Worcester, daughter of the late Raymond and Regina (Paquin) Russell and was a graduate of St. Vincents School of Nursing, Worcester.
She enjoyed gardening, baseball and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband John, she is survived by a son John V. Picchioni, Jr. and his wife Holly of Webster; a brother Richard Russell of Uxbridge; a sister Claire Lavallee of Uxbridge; 2 granddaughters, Hannah Picchioni and Lily Picchioni both of Webster; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Clara Ann Picchioni and a brother Raymond Russell, Jr.
A memorial service will be held Friday May 4, 2012 at 11 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood Ave., Linwood, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are under the direction of Buma Funeral Homes, Uxbridge.