Shirley Wells Parker Tuthill, age 87, passed away in her sleep Oct. 29 in Glen Mills, Pa.
She was born in Brooklyn in 1928 to Marjorie Ewart Wells and H. Sterling Parker.
Shirley graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y., and Dean Junior College in Massachusetts. She worked for 45 years as a receptionist at P. Lorillard Co. in New York City while living in Crestwood, N.Y.
Shirley was a descendant on her mother’s side of William Wells (1604-1671), one of the founders of Southold Town. On her father’s side, she was descended from John Parker (1758-1839), who fought during the Revolutionary War in Connecticut.
Shirley is survived by her brothers, H. Craig Parker (Marjorie Sullivan) of Saint Augustine, Fla., and R. Bruce Parker (Barbara Mazura) of Wilmington, Del.; four nieces and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her final resting place will be in the Ewart-Wells family plot in Cutchogue Cemetery, where she was laid to rest Nov. 2, 2015.
Arrangements were entrusted to Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.