Shirley Gonyea

Obituary of Shirley Aletha Gonyea

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MOIRA – Shirley Aletha (King) Gonyea, 89, passed away Wednesday (July 22, 2020) at the Alice Center, Malone. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Born June 30, 1931 in Chateauguay the daughter of the late Clarence & Aletha (Arksey) King. She attended school in Moira and in Massena. On October 21, 1949 she united into marriage with Wendell Gonyea at the Massena United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas presiding. Attendance where the late Theresa Gonyea and Emerson Gonyea. Wendell predeceased her in February 2006. At one time Shirley worked at the Serbians Grocery Store, Massena, Floyd Richey,s Grocery Store, Massena. Shirley was a member of the Brushton United Methodist Church. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her children Nancy (Elmer) Durant of Moira, Jeff (Phyllis) Gonyea of Gansvoort, and Michael (Lynn) Gonyea of Owls Head. A brother Robert (Robin) King of Malone, Sister-in-law Charlotte Gonyea of East Dickinson Also surviving her are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a son Dale who passed in 2003. A graveside service will be held Wednesday (July 29th) at 1 p.m. in the Sunnyside Cemetery. Due to the current health care regulations social distancing, and facial mask will be encouraged. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's honor to the Moira Fire and Rescue. Condolences and memories may be shared at