South Portland- Shirley Mae Remington, 87, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2019 in Scarborough. The daughter of Stanley Pettengill and Leila (McPherson) Hunter, she was born in Portland on March 19, 1932. After high school she married Henry E. Remington Jr. and they settled in South Portland to raise their family. They owned and operated a ceramic store called S&H Ceramics. She also worked many years at National Semi Conductor. She enjoyed doing crafts especially crocheting, and liked playing games on her Kindle. She loved animals, especially birds, and had many parakeets throughout the years. She was pleased to learn that there were a couple ladies in her neighborhood that had pet birds, and was thrilled when they stopped in recently so that she could see and pet them. When her family adopted a kitten named Elsie, Shirley fell in love and enjoyed its company immensely. Another weekly highlight for Shirley was going out to eat with her family.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Henry of 54 years, her son David Remington, her twin brother Robert Pettengill, and her brother Lawrence Pettengill.
She is survived by her son Henry Remington III and his wife Patricia of South Portland, her daughter Laura McDaniel of Florida, her daughter-in-law Lurene Remington of Falmouth, and her sister-in-law Eugenie Pettengill. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kim (Ron) Whitney, Christopher McDaniel, Nicky Quimby, David Jr (Maria) Remington, Marc (Melissa) Remington, Rebecca (Ted) Axelsen and several great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave. Portland. A graveside committal service will immediately follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St. Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, PO Box 336, Westbrook ME 04098.