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Obituary of Shirley Filiatreau
Clifton Springs, Rev. Shirley H. Filiatreau age 88, died peacefully on Friday January 22, 20201 at Clifton Springs Nursing Home. Due to Covid-19 services will be held at a later date. It is requested that memorial donations be made to the Inited Church of Phelps 58 Main Street Phelps, NY 14532. Shirley was born on July 8, 1932 in Canandaigua, NY the daughter of the late Thomas and Marjorie Brandow Henry. She graduated from Gorham High School and SUNY Geneseo in 1954 with a Bachelors Degree. She taught 2nd grade at Phelps Elementary School for 2 years before becoming a stay at home mom raising 5 children. At the age of 60, Shirley attended Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and graduated in 1995. She was a student Pastor in Savannah in 1993 and Auburn Trinity Church from 1995-2000. She was ordained a full Elder of the United Methodist Church in 1998. Shirley was Pastor at the United Church of Phelps from 2000-2007. The same church where she and her husband Tom were married in 1956. She retired in 2007. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Thomas H. Filiatreau of Clifton Springs 5 children Michael Thomas (Ann) Filiatreau of IL Judy (John) Young of Honeoye Falls Greg (Theresa) Filiatreau of IL Lisa Lapresi of Honeoye Falls Thomas (Shelly) Filiatreau Jr. of Clifton Springs 2 sisters Carol (Ken) Youngs of Jordan, NY Kay Henry of Auburn 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren Many nieces and nephews Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps.
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