RIP: The Rev. Michael O. Shirley

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

June 27, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Michael O. Shirley in Boston, Mass., on June 23, 2019. Mike served as rector of St. James’s Church in Amesbury from 1986 until 2006, as rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Belmont from 1975 until 1985, and other positions at several churches in the diocese. He was on the Editorial Board of The Episcopal Times from 1991 until 2009, and served as a chaplain to the retired clergy, spouses and survivors of the Diocese of Massachusetts from 2007 until his passing.

The Rite of Passage will be held on Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Methuen, Mass. Clergy are invited to vest (cassock, surplice and white stole.)

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Condolences may be sent to his family at:
The Shirley Family
28 Amherst Street
Lawrence MA 01843

Memorial donations may be made in Mike's name to:
Heifer International
1 World Avenue
Little Rock AR 72202