Our beloved mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law and friend passed gracefully from this world to the next on February 6, 2013, following a spirited battle with cancer. Shirley Ann Joseph was born in Waterville on October 27, 1940 to David Joseph and Leona Marie Barreault Joseph and attended Waterville schools. Shirley was married to her high school sweetheart, Camille Paquet, on September 27, 1958 by Reverend Romeo St. Pierre and together they raised two children, a son and a daughter. Shirley and Camille followed their marital vow to stay together "till death do us part" and will surely be reunited in paradise. Although Shirley loved her children enormously, her ultimate joy was found in her granddaughters. Even when battling unyielding health issues, nothing would keep her from attending various school functions, sporting events and family gatherings celebrating life's milestones. There is simply no measure for the love she had for her family, and us for her. The epitome of strength, Shirley had a tenacious work ethic. Although she faced hardships in her younger days, she chose to persevere, rather than make excuses. Shirley worked for many years at Keyes Fibre, and for 18 years at Maine General Medical Center in Central Services until ill health forced her to retire in 2008. For many years she enjoyed roller skating, playing cribbage, watching sports and keeping up on celebrity gossip. She had an intense sweet tooth. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 30 years, her brothers Alfred Joseph and Donald Joseph. Survivors include her son William Paquet and fianc Nancy Smith of Oakland, daughter Patti Dubois and husband Joseph Dubois of Winslow; brother, Albert Joseph Bolduc, Jr. of Augusta; precious granddaughters Darcy and Cami Jo Dubois, and her cherished family members scattered across New England including Jane Joseph, Steve and Maryann Joseph, James and Laurie Joseph, Donna Salmonson, Phyllis and Seamus Warakomski and their wonderful children and grandchildren. Many cherished friends include Rose Myron, Nancy Bubar, Penny Crowley, Marlene Wincapaw and Gail Boutin. Sincere thanks to the staff of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care for years of tender support and service, to Dr. Rosalind Waldron for her amazing care, and the entire staff at HealthReach Hospice, but especially to Jesse Mosher and Michelle Dixon, who were angels sent from God during a very difficult time. Amazingly, Shirley remained positive and rarely complained during her illness and was eternally grateful and humbled by her many blessings throughout this difficult fight. She was an inspiration to those who were lucky enough to know her. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver Street in Waterville. Since Shirley was a life-long supporter of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, she requested that donations be made in her memory to that charity, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 in lieu of flowers.