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“Oh, Henry J! I loved Shirley. She was a part of my family as I grew up. I remember when she and Henry came over right after your mom and dad got...Read More »
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“I just happened to be looking for information for someone else, when much to my surprise I saw Shirley's picture and kept reading.I am so sorry to...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Morey-Goddard - MA - Family

“I am so sorry I missed the services for Shirley, I remember her so well growing up on Mayall Rd and have such fond memories of those . Janet I will...Read More »
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“I love you Mom ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Henry Gaudet - Weymouth, MA - Son

“I am truly and deeply sorry for your Loss. My warmest condolences go out to the family and friends of Shirley. May the God of all comport Grant you...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carrie Pas - Charlotte, NC

“My sincere condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of your parents sitting and talking on the front porch. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Carolina DeDosantos-Valdivia - MA

“I offer my sincere condolences to your family in your time of grief. May God give you the strength and comfort you need to endure in the days ahead....Read More »
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“Psalms 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. May the memories of the wonderful...Read More »
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“We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss our sweet neighbor. Mike and Helga ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Helga Culbert - Palm Coast, FL


Palm Coast, Fla. - Mrs. Shirley A. (Nelson) Gaudet, of Palm Coast, formerly of Waltham died Tuesday December 18, 2018 in her home. She was 82.

Shirley was born in Waltham on February 18, 1936, a daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Lloyd) Nelson. She had been a lifelong resident before moving to Florida in 1996.

She was a lifetime member of Christ Church in Waltham where she served on the Altar Guild and the Vestry. Following her move to Florida Shirley became an active member of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Palm Coast.

A 1954 graduate of Waltham High School, she worked for more than thirty-five years as a medical secretary for Drs. Donovan, Fergus, Cancian, and Kasuba at their Watertown practice.

The wife of the late Henry J. Gaudet, she leaves her son, Henry J. Gaudet, Jr. and his wife, Melissa Lazaro-Gaudet, of Weymouth; her grandchildren, Meghan and Mattheau Gaudet; her sister and brother, Janet L. Corliss of Waltham and Robert W. Nelson of Las Cruces, New Mexico and many nieces, nephews and their families including her niece and Godchild, Kathleen Corliss.

Family and friends will honor and remember Shirley's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, December 27th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning in Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.