1936 – 2021
Rockledge, FL – Shirley A. Humes, 85, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Vitas Hospice Center in Rockledge, Florida after a brief struggle with COVID pneumonia. Shirley was the beloved wife of Melvin R. Humes for 52 years, before his passing in June 2009. She was born July 8, 1936, in Wilton, New Hampshire, daughter to Charles Poulin and Bella Beausoleil Poulin.
Shirley was the tenth of fifteen children, and grew up primarily in Putnam, CT. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and graduated from Putnam Catholic Academy in 1953.
Shirley was a devoted homemaker, an avid Jeopardy player, and an enthusiastic New England Patriots fan. She most enjoyed the frequent birthday and holiday celebrations with her large extended family.
Shirley is survived by her children, Glen Humes (Rosemary) of Woodstock, CT, Alan Humes (Nayantara) of Cocoa, FL, David Humes (Joanna) of Melbourne, FL, and Melanie Wickward (Herb) of Mims, FL. She adored her 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons, Gary, Carl, and Gregory.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service for Shirley on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Cemetery, 382 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Mary’s Church or to the American Cancer Society. For memorial guestbook please visit www. GilmanAndValade.com.