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Charlene Anne Wirling

June 21, 1948 - October 11, 2022


Obituary For Charlene Anne Wirling

Charlene Anne (Shields) Wirling, 74, of Peabody formerly of Beverly, died Tuesday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Lawrence A Wirling.

Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Charles A Shields Jr. and Evelyn (Burke) Shields. She was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School, class of 1966. She has lived in Peabody for the past 44 years.

Charlene was a cashier and later supervisor at the former Anne & Hope, Zayre’s, and finally before retiring at Shaw’s supermarket in Peabody.

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, baking cookies and being with family and friends. She always went on their traditional “honeymoon” in Maine on their anniversary.

Charlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Danielle Wirling and her daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Eduardo Bettencourt, all of Peabody, her beloved five grandchildren, Marc, Eddie Jr, Kristen, Kayleigh, and Kaitlyn Bettencourt, and by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles A Shields.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.

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  • 10/14/2022

    Met Charlene at Shaw's food store, always a favorite casher. Loved her smile and stories of her family. She'll be missed. Linda

  • 10/13/2022

    The best mother-in-law in the world she was the kindest caring loving person I knew.

  • 10/13/2022

    When I was a young child, I remember Charlene as being so fashionable, with a really fun sense of style of the times. She and Larry took me to my first movie. Disneys Cinderella in the cinema! I still remember it. Much later on, I always enjoyed our conversation and fried clams in Wells, when she would visit with Larry for their anniversary! A beautiful love story and a beautiful and caring woman. We will miss you, Charlene. Always in our hearts!

  • 10/13/2022

  • 10/11/2022

    I will miss you mom plz watch over us kids who gave us strength and dignity I love you very much can you please show me ur safe in heaven with dad see you soon xoxo 😘 I still have my surgery i come to see you

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