Mrs. Barbara Marie Shields, 84, of Massena, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 after a long illness.
Barbara was predeceased by 6 of her 10 children and by her husband of 56 years, William B. Shields.
She is survived by 4 sons, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Originally from Boston, and then Newburgh, N.Y., Barbara was a longtime resident of Massena.
She was very active in the craft community and with Project Head Start, the Massena Public Library and the Robert Moses Nature Center.
A memorial gathering is being planned. Details will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her memory to the Friends of the Nature Center, P.O. Box 408, Massena, N.Y. 13662 or to the Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., Massena, N.Y. 13662.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh. (518) 561-3980.
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.