October 8, 1929 ~ December 11, 2015
Shirley (Creamer) Fiderio, 86, of Middletown, CT, Nelson, NH, and Punta Gorda, FL, passed away on December 11 after a long illness, at home, surrounded by the love of her entire family. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother; she is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Fiderio; five children and their spouses Barbara and Paul Olofson of Littleton, Mass., John and Celine Fiderio of Meriden, CT, Janet Fiderio and Robert Mitchell of Keene, NH, Mark and Grace Fiderio of Middletown, CT., and Suzanne and William Gronbach of East Hampton, CT.; 11 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and four great-grandchildren, soon to be six. She is also survived by sisters Marguerite Castor of Keene, NH, Betty Castor of Bradenton, FL., brother Gordon Creamer of Worcester, MA., in laws Joan and Harry Bolden of Colchester, CT., Angeline Downes of Middlefield, CT., cousin Barbara Gaynor, of Meriden, CT., and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Joseph Hamil and Florence Gordon Creamer; her brothers Benjamin, Richard, Alton, and Robert Creamer; and her sisters, Eunice Creamer, Josephine Dunton, and Beverly Hutchins. Born in Newbury NH on October 8, 1929, Shirley grew up in Nelson, NH (a town dear to her heart) where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. She was a graduate of Keene High School, class of 1946. She was proud of her Yankee and Scottish heritage. Shirley was loved by all. She created a home for her husband and children that was filled with love, good food, family, neighbors, and friends. It was a home where all were welcome and was a refuge for many. She was a fantastic cook and could make a feast from the simplest of ingredients. She could create beauty out of anything, whether with paint and brush, the written word, or fabric and thread. She hosted a weekly craft and sewing circle for many years, made many quilts for her family. Creating doll houses was a favorite activity. Shirley had a remarkably happy life spent with her soul mate, Charlie. She did all the bookkeeping for the family business while raising five children and running a home. After retirement, they travelled abroad and across the U.S. and Canada, embarking often on less travelled roads and unique trips. She loved her country home in Nelson, NH and her winter home in Punta Gorda, Fla. The family would like to thank Gina, Danielle, Kim, and Jean of Masonicare Hospice for their exceptional care and support. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 4 - 8 pm. Shirley's funeral service will be held at the Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner Street, Middletown, CT on Wednesday, December 16, at 10 AM. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in New Hampshire at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, c/o the Masonic Charity Foundation of CT, 74 Cheshire Road, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492, or visit www.masonicare.org/mcf.