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“Very sorry for the loss of your Mom David. My thoughts and prayers are with her, you and your family. ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Jim Simeone - Waltham, MA

“My heartfelt condolences to all .... I am so sad to learn of your Mom's passing... Shirley was a remarkable & loving woman. I treasure moments &...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Cynthia Takvorian - Littleton, MA

“I am a colleague of Tim's at UPS. Very sorry for the loss of such a dear loved one. The love of your family shows through Tim's character as we...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Patti Humble - MARIETTA, GA

“My memories of Shirley are from growing up in the 50s and 60s. My parents, Nelson and Madeleine, and Shirley and Leo were close and visited a lot. ...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Mosher - Family

“Hi Cousins,Sorry for the loss of your Mum, my Auntie Shirley. Such a nice person.I remember when we were little and no one had much money your...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy O’Meara - Family

“To the Pidgeon family Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and everyday as you say good bye to Shirley. I know Shirley has left an amazing...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Cheryl Kearns - Las Vegas, NV

“We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. My sister Mary and I were so saddened to learn of Shirley's passing. Your mom and dad were such a loving...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Sheila McGurrin - Waltham, MA

“To the Pidgeon Family- So sorry for your loss. Shirley will be greatly missed, but now she is with God and at peace ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Myers - Beverly, MA

“Our hearts thoughts and condolences go out to everyone. Your Nana Lindsay, sounds like a wonderful person. We wish we had the opportunity to meet her...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Diane Chere - Watertown, CT

“Shirley was a joy to know. We will miss her very much. Stacy is our daughter in law and at their wedding Shirley taught us how to line dance upstairs...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Ken and Deb Blaisdell - MA

“Tom and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“TimMy deepest condolences on your loss, may god give you and your family the comfort of having an Angel looking for all of you.Francisco ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Francisco Barillas - Friend

“SHIRLEY WAS MY FRIENDshe was my heroshe always enjoyed my iconicapplesauceBlue was her favorite colorShe was an amazing person and will always be in...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Dorothy Butler - Waltham, MA

“Kathy, Danny, Ricky, David and Timmy and your families.....I was so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing at 92! I've been nostalgic since I heard...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Carole Pidgeon - Braintree, MA

“My condolences to the family. I first met Shirley at the MOW program as a volunteer in Waltham. I liked her very much from the moment we met. She...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Dini Wilson - Waltham, MA

“Memories of life with Shirley will help you go on and put a smile on your face. Shirley will be missed very much by her water exercise friends along...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Mimi Samuelian - Waltham, MA

“Dear Kathy, Danny, Ricky, David, and Timmy, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. So many memories from HibiscusAve. We'll always think...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Elise De Leo - Live Oak, TX

“The hearts of the many people who Shirley's life and love has touched are all beating as one. The first half of our heartbeat is missing Shirley and...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: John Coach and Gloria Passarini - MA

“Remembering Shirley for her many hours of volunteer work at the Waltham Council on Aging/Stanley Senior Center. She was a joy to work with. May she...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - So YArmouth, MA

“My condolences to the family for Mrs. Pidgeon loss, receive consolation to overcome her absence. Our prayers for Mrs. Shirley Pidgeon to rest in...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Susy Perez - Guatemala

“So sorry Shirley was so generous and most kindest person I enjoyed her company her smile and she was an inspiration to all of us at the senior center ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham, MA - Friend

“My husband Bill and myself volunteered at the Food Pantry for many years with Shirley, May she now rest in peace with God. I am sure her family and...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Eileen Waldron - MA - Friend

“So sorry to hear this. I miss the old days when we used to see our Pidgeon aunts, uncles and cousins more. Now the few times you do get to see some...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Nelson Pidgeon - Marshfield, MA

“So sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing. What a sweet lady. We have great memories of get-togethers when we were younger. Hoping all of your...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy. Tierney. (John Pidgeon)

“My condolences to the Pidgeon Family. Your Mother was a wonderful, caring, beautiful woman. I am forever grateful for the Thursday afternoons we...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Joe Attardo - Waltham, MA

“My most heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss. She was always an absolute delight and will be missed. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Tim Grant - Friend

“We should all be as kind, caring and nice as Shirley. I will look out the door everyday and miss her. ❤ ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Maureen Bott - Friend

“Dear Kathy, Danny, Ricky, David, and Timmy,I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. When I was growing up I enjoyed spending time with her in your...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Joan Broughton - WINDSOR, CA

“I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a wonder lady that was so proud of her family! It was a pleasure taking care of her, and meeting you all....Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Joan Noonan - Acquaintance

“I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a wonder lady that was so proud of her family! ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Joan Noonan - Acquaintance


Waltham – Mrs. Shirley E. (McGrath) Pidgeon, of Waltham, died peacefully Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 92.

Shirley was born in Newton on July 20, 1928, daughter of the late James and Elthea (DeCoste) McGrath and was a lifelong Waltham resident. She was the 1946 class President and a graduate of Saint Mary's Girls High School. On Valentine's Day, 1953 Shirley married Dorchester native Leo D. Pidgeon, and they remained a loving couple for 41 years.

Shirley was a devoted mother of her five children and a committed Christian attending Our Lady's Church. She was not one to give in to the frailties of ageing, as she loved to line-dance and participated in water aerobics with her friends. Shirley was a dependable volunteer at Waltham's 'Meals on Wheels' program, run through the Waltham Stanley Senior Center, and also gave her time and resources for many years to the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry.

The wife of the late Leo D. Pidgeon, she leaves her children, Kathleen L. O'Donnell (Chris) of Pocasset, Daniel L. Pidgeon (Debra) of Mansfield, Richard F. Pidgeon (Cheryll) of Bourne, David J. Pidgeon (Vicki) of San Ramon, California and Timothy J. Pidgeon (Della) of Cumming, Georgia, fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families. Shirley was also the sister of the late Pauline Kelley. Her passion was her family: She loved to live, and lived to love her family.

Funeral services will be private.

Those who would like to view Shirley's Funeral Mass may join via this link: https://my.gather.app/remember/shirley-pidgeon on Friday, February 5th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02471 www.catholictv.org or to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

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Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

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