Shirley Margaret Dean

F, b. 18 January 1921, d. 27 May 2009
FatherThomas Edward Dean b. 3 May 1883, d. 13 Aug 1960
MotherMildred Eva Scott b. 22 Jan 1889, d. 18 Jun 1969
RelationshipMother of Pamela Joyce Wood
ChartsPedigree for Shirley M. Dean
Shirley Margaret Dean, 25 Aug 1950
     Shirley Margaret Dean was born on 18 January 1921 at Everett, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Edward Dean and Mildred Eva Scott. Shirley Margaret Dean married Donald Judson Wood, son of Stanley Fenwick Wood and Ella May Nisbet, on 25 August 1951 at First Federated Church, Hudson, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts.2 Shirley Margaret Dean died on 27 May 2009 at Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, Seminole Co, Florida, at age 88; Metrowest Daily News, 15 Jun 2009 -

ORLANDO, FL Shirley M. Wood, 88, of Orlando, formerly of Hudson, died on Wed., May 27th, after a short illness. She was the widow of Donald J. Wood, who preceded her in death by 54 years. Born in Everett, MA, the daughter of Thomas E. Dean & Mildred E. Scott, she graduated from Hudson High School. Shirley was a faithful member of the First Federated Church until she moved to Orlando to be closer to her family. She was an avid genealogist and loved good mysteries. She is survived by her daughter, Pam, and husband, Randy Waugh, as well her beloved grandchildren, Christian Wood Waugh and Jesse Wood Waugh, all of Orlando. She also left one nephew and two nieces. Donations in her name may be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.3,2,4 She was buried at Hudson, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts.
     Shirley Dean graduated from Hudson High School in Massachusetts. For twelve years she was a secretary for Welsh & Parker Insurance Agency and the Hudson Town Clerk. After her husband's death in 1956, Shirley was the Blue Cross-Blue Shield secretary at Hudson Hospital for seven years. She later worked as bookkeeper for the Superintendant of Schools for Stow and Bolton, and for Michel Maynard, a Brazilian manufacturer and designer of shoes. After several other positions, she retired, but remained in her house at 28 Maple Street in Hudson. She sold the house and moved to an apartment in 1984. After much coaxing, she moved to Orlando, Florida in 2002 for warmer weather and to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
     In her later years she so enjoyed genealogy, crossword puzzles, cooking and jigsaw puzzles to keep busy. She was active in the Golden Girls and other clubs at Fairways Country Club in Orlando, where she resided.2


Donald Judson Wood b. 21 Aug 1918, d. 13 Oct 1956
  • Pamela Joyce Wood
Last Edited25 Oct 2018


  1. [S102] Shirley Margaret Dean entry, Certified Death Record, Her father, Thomas E. Dean, was listed as a Wool Machine Comb Maker, born England. Mother, Mildred E. Dean, was born Clinton, MA on the birth record. (Recorded 20 Jan 1921).
  2. [S849] Personal Knowledge of Pam Wood Waugh.
  3. [S142] Inc., United States Obituary Collection. Massachusetts, Framingham: MetroWest Daily News, 15 Jun 2009. Shirley M. Wood.
  4. [S325] Social Security Death Index (SSDI), , Shirley Dean Wood's SSN was 022-16-0073, born 18 Jan 1921, issued in Massachusetts, died 27 May 2009.