Born Shirley Elaine Cutler 83 of Dana Point, California. She was born July 10, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. She died on Friday, April 14, 2006 in Newport Beach, California.
She moved to California on December 7, 1941. She served as a Marine during WWII. She retired from her career as a patent law secretary in 1984. Her smiling ‘Irish Eyes’ and laughter could cheer up any gathering. A lover of games such as Bunco, Dominoes, and cards. Crossword puzzles in ink kept her sharp. She never met a stranger and cherished both her family and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, Brian R Tansey, her loving daughter, Dena Del Balzo, and her beloved grandson, Daniel Del Balzo, whom she often called ‘her Angel’.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial contribution in Shirley’s name to St. Pius V Parish. 1919 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Il 60608.