Shirley Mae Nawrock



Shirley Mae Nawrock, age 84 of Ruskin, Florida, formally of Bay City, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Nawrock; and son, Arthur (Liz); parents, Frank and Mary Savage; sisters, Joyce and Mary Lou; brother, Michael. She is survived by her children, Mark (Karen) Primeau, Greg (Ipunk Lee) Primeau, David (Tonya) Primeau; step-children, Alan, Gail, Lynn, Wayne; sisters, Delores, Carol (Jerry); grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Joseph, Sara, Kirsten, Katie, Garrison, Grant, Marcel, Spencer; and great-grandchildren, Oscar and June; and many nieces and nephews. Shirley enjoyed cards, bingo, crochet, and her Catholic faith. After retirement she volunteered at St. Anne Church in Ruskin, Florida. For mom, family was her passion and the anchor of her long life and zest to bring grace with her smile. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am Thursday, September 17, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity St. Lowell, MI 49331 with visitation one-hour prior. Father Aaron Ferris officiating. Interment Willow Grove Cemetery, Armada, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, please share your memories with the family.

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  1. I remember Aunt Shirley always having a smile on her face and always loved hearing about our family when we all lived in Auburn. Sorry for your loss. Diane Primeau Mc Nally parents Harry and Maxine Primeau.

  2. Mark, Greg, and David, So sorry for your loss. So happy I got to visit with her with David about a year ago. Aunt Shirley was ageless with that beautiful smile that carried her through life, and set the tone for what Aunt Shirley was. She appeared to WELCOME the world and all that was bright, even life’s challenges. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone. I’ll always remember her, and observing her with Mark, Art, and Greg, as babies, and toddlers. She had patience and joy as she mothered you as babies, and toddlers. As for David, we visited with her just before you were born, and you were a happy, anticipated surprise. She laughed and said she would have a child younger than my first. While I lived in Michigan, I loved attending weddings where she and your Dad would dance their feet off. I hope to attend the funeral, but if I’m not able to , please know that I loved your very special mom. I’ll tell you knowing the spirit of Aunt Shirley, that death may have taken her from your world, but her love for you will keep her riding just over your shoulder, smiling, listening, and guiding each and everyone of you. As for Aunt Shirley, I’ll miss knowing you are not in my world. Love you Aunt Shirley.

  3. I will miss your smiling face. I was honored to be your “daughter”…. i loved singing and praying with you. And all our games of cards and “show down”.
    To my cousins..Greg, David, and Mark…hugs and prayers for your loss…

  4. Shirley’s smile was always spontaneous and genuine. She will always be remembered as the kindest soul with the best smile and warmest hugs.

  5. We’re sorry for the death of Shirley. I’am glad I was able to talk to her in aug. we had a good talk and as usual she was asking how everybody was. She always treated us like her own children and are children as her own. She was caring loving person and never had a bad word to say Dad and Shirley were able to travel and spend winters in Florida and had a full life together. She will be missed by all. Alan & Linda Nawrock

  6. Mark, Greg and David, and families. Your Mom was a very special lady. Working in my younger years to clean cabins, and babysit I had many good memories of your Mom and our talks. She always had a smile on her face and her laugh was contagious. I was so Blessed to have many visits with her in Lowell and will hold those memories close to my heart.
    Love Sandy

  7. Shirley was my best friend for a lifetime. When she lived just across the driveway we walked each other home many nights sharing our joys and problems. We were so close that often when we were going to call each other one of us picked up the phone just before it would ring the other one would just know who it was.
    The last time I saw her I told her she is ageless and didn’t look a day older then she did 20 years ago. Her faith and family were her life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love, Aunt Pat

  8. David, Greg, Mark, Liz and families – We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. “Aunt Shirley” will be missed greatly. She was always warm and cheerful. A truly wonderful lady! We have many happy memories of your Mom. Especially visiting your place in Mancelona, snowmobiling and hanging out with your family. We won’t be able to make it to the funeral and will miss seeing you all, but know that we are thinking of you. Love and hugs to you all, Al and Laurie Primeau

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