Shirley Alice (Doyle) Gay, 86, passed away peacefully July 11, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar House in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Gertrude (Bangs) Doyle.

Shirley was born on Aug. 3, 1932 in Worcester and was a graduate of Worcester High School, Class of 1951. She married her late husband Chester Olice Gay on April 21, 1956 in Walpole. Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Family was the love of her life. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Beloved mother of Leslie Garcia of Foxboro and Michael Gay and his wife Mary of Dedham. Loving grandmother of Preston Garcia of San Antonio, TX, Chester Gay of Easton and Trenton Garcia of Foxboro. Devoted sister of her late seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Rural Cemetery, Walpole.

For additional information, please contact 508-543-5471. To send an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111.

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