HANNIBAL, NY – Shirley Chillson Cianfarano, 86, of Hannibal, passed away Saturday Jan. 21, 2012, at Springside at Seneca Hill.
Shirley was a life resident of Hannibal and had retired from Hannibal Central Schools after more than 30 years.
Shirley was an active member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church.
She was a founding member of the Hannibal Firemen’s Auxiliary.
Shirley was also a member of the Lake Country Quilt Guild, RSVP, Elderberries, Historical Society and had instructed Arthritic Swim at the Fulton YMCA.
In 2010, Shirley was the recipient of the Zonta Women of Achievement Award.
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Samuel A. Cianfarano Sr., who passed away in 1998.
Shirley is survived by her children, Samuel A. Jr. (Linda) of Arizona, Steven A. (Janis) of Hannibal and Stanley A. (Patsy Murray) of Queensbury; a brother, William R. (Elaine) Chillson of Hannibal; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Hannibal United Methodist Church, Church Street, Hannibal.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126; Arthritic Swim at Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, Fulton, 13069 or to a charity of choice.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.