Mrs. Shirley A. (Ewing) Treacy

  • Born: December 28, 1932
  • Died: April 24, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley A. (Ewing) Treacy, 84, passed away on Monday, April 24th, 2017. Shirley was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Shirley raised her family in Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts and was married to her late husband for 56 wonderful years.

She graduated from Stoneham High School in 1950, continued secretarial work at Barbo's Furniture Store, then General Control Company in Allston, then Middlesex Bank in Stoneham Square while going to night school at Burdett College in Boston. She married in 1953 and stopped working to bring up her four children.

Shirley spent summers camping at Wyman's Beach in Westford with her husband Bill and family. They also traveled through Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire with their RV. She went back to work full time at Addison Wesley Book Publisher in Reading and then became assistant supervisor of the Royalty Department. Shirley and William bought a 75 year old home in South Yarmouth on the Cape and a villa at The Villages in Florida after retiring.

Her hobbies include crocheting afghans for all her children and grandchildren. Shirley also made quilts for the younger girls, Jessica and Katie. She loved to read, dance with her husband, line dance, play cards of all sorts, especially bridge, paint landscapes with oils and acrylics, children with pups, butterflies, ducks and flowers. She enjoyed golf at The Villages and the Cape and singing with The Village Choralettes for many years.

Shirley is the beloved wife of the late William J. Treacy, Jr., devoted mother of William Paul Treacy and his wife Kathleen, Sandra J. Gallien, Pamela A. Patterson and her husband Mark, Thomas M. Treacy and his wife Jill; the cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren, Scott Treacy and his wife Joya, Kerry Willey and her husband Michael, Kimberly Treacy, Richard Darragh and his wife Jessica, Erin Darragh, Kaitlyn Patterson, Sheila Patterson and Jay Boothby, Thomas Treacy and his wife Julia, Joseph Treacy and his wife Rachel, Michael Treacy, Jessica Treacy and six great grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan and Shawn Willey, Jordan and Troy Darragh and Jackson Boothby. She is predeceased by one brother Paul Ewing. Shirley was the loving daughter of the late Paul C. Ewing and Olive (Wade) Ewing.

A Funeral Service Celebrating Shirley's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 11am in the Chapel at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday, April 28th from 4 to 8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Shirley's Memory to the Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington Street, Winchester, MA 01890 or to Mass General Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Shirley was a warm caring person and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Marilyn Regan - Stoneham, MA - Friend   April 29, 2017


Pamela, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. In this season of Eastertide may our Risen Lord be with you and your family in your hour of need.
Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with the, Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of thy our womb Jesus.

God Bless you,
Connie Cameron
William Cameron

Posted by William Cameron - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   April 27, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the Tracy family for your loss. I pray that you have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. Phillipans 4:6,7

Posted by Evangeline Whitehurst    April 27, 2017

Very sorry for your family's loss. I didn't know Shirley but saw that she graduated Stoneham High in 1950 - the same year as my mother Adeline Mustone. I have her yearbook and it looks like Shirley and she were in basketball together. My mother passed from cancer in 1997. I hope that they connect in heaven and have a wonderful reunion. Please accept my condolences. It is very hard to lose a mother/grandmother. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Linda Beaumont - Kingman, AZ   April 26, 2017

To my dear friend Pam and family, I didn't know your Mom, although I wish I had. I do know how much she was loved by all of you. I am deeply sorry for your loss. She is your angel in heaven now and will watch over you as you did her. Cherish those memories, Love Sheila, Jack, Jacqlyn and Victoria.

Posted by Sheils Culwell - Lynn, MA - Friend   April 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take time to grieve and celebrate a life filled with love, service, no humility. When anxieties overwhelm you during this most difficult time, remember that Almighty God will comfort and soothe you (Psalm 94:19). pth

Posted by Pam Hart    April 26, 2017

Pam &amp; Mark and Family: We are so sorry your Mom has passed. She was very kind and soft spoken, and just a lovely person. I hope the good memories &amp; times you had help you through this difficult time. <br />Love Jane, John, Bobby Cameron

Posted by Jane&John&Bobby Cameron - North Billerica, MA - family   April 26, 2017