Shirley Street, 90, Member of Darien Fire Dept Women’s Auxiliary, Probate Court Secretary, Made Wedding Dresses

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Shirley Dexter Street, a 70-year resident of Darien and a former resident of Rowayton, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25 at home in Darien. She was 90.

ObitBorn on Oct. 18, 1929 in Darien, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lois (Finch) Dexter, Sr. Shirley grew up in Rowayton and graduated from Norwalk High School, Class of 1947.

She was raised in the Rowayton Baptist Church and became a charter member of the United Church of Rowayton and was a member of the Prayer Shawl Group. She was a member of the Darien Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary since the 1950s and served on the Board until 2019.

She was a personal secretary to Lurelle “Bunny” Guild of Darien and Margaret Tjader Harris of Tokeneke. She was also secretary at the Darien Probate Court until retirement. She enjoyed designing and creating wedding gowns for family and friends. She was loved by all who met her and she will be greatly missed.

— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home

Shirley is survived by two daughters, Patricia Street and her husband, Pat Spinola, of Florida, and Wendy Baharian and her husband, Mark, of Norwalk. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Raymond (Linda) Alfson and Tobias (Jennifer) Baharian; and four great grandchildren, Amy and Joseph, and Nicole and Abagail.

Also surviving is a sister, Judith Stoeckle and four step-grandchildren, Mike (Dhani) Spinola, Scott Spinola, Jeffrey (Anna) Spinola and Patricia (Kevin) Reid and two step great grandchildren, Maliya and Devin.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband Raymond D. Street in 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, with burial to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Darien EMS-Post 53, P. O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

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