Shirley M. Kerfien, 82

FULTON, NY – Shirley M. Kerfien, 82, of Fulton, passed away Saturday January 27, 2018, after a brief illness at the Manor at Seneca Hill.

Shirley M. Kerfien
Shirley M. Kerfien

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She enjoyed cooking and baking cakes for weddings, birthdays or any occasion.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Richard L. Waterhouse and Leslie F. Kerfien Jr.; daughter, Sherry and son, Richard.

Shirley will be greatly missed by her sons, Ronald Waterhouse, Patrick Waterhouse and Leslie (Tonya) Kerfien III; grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Jason, Brittany, Melissa, Dominick, Joey, Eva, Erika, Nicole, Alexis and Dylan; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Judy, John Bill and Terry; several Shear siblings; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, February 2, from 3 to 6 p.m., with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Spring burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, Shirley’s family encourages donations in her memory be made to the Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. To the family of Shirley Waterhouse – Kerfine, I sure enjoyed having your mother as a neighbor and friend. When thinking about old times, your family always comes to memory, it was that much fun! So sorry for your loss, Karen

  2. My Aunt Shirley was such a beautiful lady. Not only outside but inside. She always had a smile that would light up the room. I don’t think I ever heard her actually SAY a bad word. She was hilarious. Always had a funny joke to make you laugh.
    As a kid I wanted to be like her when I grew up. Ha! I’d never come close. She baked, made cakes, and her salads were awesome. (although she made a fuss over my potato salad) I never will forget that day that she did. I was so happy that I pleased her.
    Aunt Shirley, you have been through so much, pretty lady, and our mighty Lord knew it was time for you to rest. Your time with our Master is just about to begin. Rest easy lovely lady. You are with the rest of your family now.
    The Lord will watch over your children down here.
    Rest in Peace my beautiful Aunt.
    Love forever,
    Your niece,
    Pam Winningham (Stevens)

  3. My condolences to the Kerfien and Waterhouse families. Shirley was a kind and funny neighbor who always welcomed me into your home.

  4. My prayers to family and friends of Shirleys. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

  5. So so sorry for her children. Shirley was a very special lady…a delight to be around. She will be missed. May God bless you all

  6. We have known Shirley for a long time. She was a sweet lady.
    She is at peace now with the Lord.

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