Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mrs. Thompson passed away



Long-time Gasport residents may have had Mrs. Thompson as a first grade teacher. She passed away yesterday...

Shirley Arlene Thompson (Genet), age 92, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. She was born June 20, 1928 in Gasport, NY to the late Alvin J. Genet and Nora (Maass) Genet.

Shirley graduated from Lockport High School in 1945 and from Brockport State College in 1949. She taught in area Lutheran Schools and also taught at Lockport Dist. #3 on Chestnut Ridge. For 20 years, Shirley taught first grade in the Royalton Hartland School System at Gasport Elementary School before retiring in 1982.

On June 20, 1952 she married Everett Thompson in Trinity Lutheran Church. He predeceased her in 2008. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Rebeca J. Thompson, sisters, Betty J. Alen, Catherine Genet, brother, Charles W. Genet and great-grandson, Jacob Neroni.

Shirley is survived by her dear devoted son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kathleen Thompson, cherished grandchildren, Kyle (Heather) Thompson, Sean (Heather) Thompson, Vanessa (Tony) Neroni, Paul (Lauren) Hatley, Charles (Chrissi) Hatley and Joseph (Katie) Setheroh, precious great-grandchildren, Gianna, Tessa, Marco, Samantha, Taylor, Elizabeth, Alana, Violet, Scarlett, Daniel and Adalyn, thoughtful sister-in-law, Doreen Genet, devoted cousin, Karen Gardner, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Shirley’s family will receive friends at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St. Gasport, NY 14067 on Friday, October 30th from 4:00-8:00pm where her funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00am. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

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