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Memorial created 11-26-2005 by
Loretta Gilfoy
Shirley May (Souza) Reine
August 8 1953 - May 9 2005

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08-13-2017 7:28 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: 08-08-2017  

Today marks another year that you are up in paradise celebrating your birthday. 12 years ago you were almost 52 when you were taken away within a matter of seconds, by the hands of another or others. Till this day whenever I think about you on the cold cement garage floor all alone for many many hours, I literally want to puke and scream at the top of my lungs....Where is the justice for Shirley!!! Will we ever see it? Will you finally get to actually Rest in Peace? All I have left... is to continue to be your voice and send it off to god in hopes that someday those responsible will rot in hell.

Happy Birthday my beautiful sister

PS Today I will eat your 2 favorite things pasta and chocolate covered cashews as I kneel down and place flowers at your grave. Love you My Shirley Girl

05-09-2017 12:38 PM -- By: Michelle,  From:  

Sorry for your loss. May the hearer of prayers strengthen and comfort you at this time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4)

05-09-2017 8:39 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth  

Although death has separated us physically Faith and love have bound us eternally. Though we cannot see you We know you are here with us in our every thought as we think about you each day. Though we cannot touch you We feel the warmth of your smile As we turn the page to a new chapter in our lives.

01-14-2017 12:50 AM -- By: PhyllisMulford,  From: Chesterfield, Mo.  

Words can not express how sorry I am for the nurder of yo sister. I wish they would find her killer. When her husband got sick, did he die? Good luck and I will pray for you all.

08-09-2016 6:51 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth  

Hello my Shirley girl!! Wow can't believe here on earth you would've been 63 today...you ole bitch! I miss so much calling you my big bitch or as we used to say it "Bitz" and I was your lil Bitz.... It's funny how we are so much alike but then total opposites when it comes to birthdays and holidays...you always loved them and acted like a little kid and I on the other hand would just go through the motions and couldn't wait for it to be over Remember my last birthday with you? you made such a fuss.... you sent me upstairs so you could get the candles ready and turn the lights off, call me down and yell surprise...you big goob! But I would do anything right now to see the flickering of those candles bouncing off your beautiful face.

Do you recall that Christmas when I decided that we were going to stop doing stocking stuffers to each other and Ma and only do it for Alex. My gosh you were so devastated!!! You always said that was the best part! Didn't you realize how tedious it was to wrap every stuffer? but you always said the more to unwrap the better, while I was sitting there with the trash bag in hand, picking up as much as possible so the overwhelming of wrapping paper all over the floor wouldn't get the best of me....But right now..... this very minute I would do anything to be wrapping razors and deodorant for you, but I probably would still be bitching, that I couldn't find the scissors and asking where the hell did that tape go! lol

Unfortunately my heart and soul is still mending and at times a few stitches comes loose, but that is when the treasured memories become very important and I think of them and it makes the pain go away for awhile.....One that just popped in my mind was that one Easter...Remember you gathered all of Alex's colored plastic Easter eggs on the chair and sat on them and when he walked in the room you started clucking, squabbling and flapping your arms OMG it sounded like you were actually laying those eggs.... I almost peed my pants on that one....

Geez I could go on and on...LAUGHTER...... that is what I miss the most with you!!!

But Just as I called on you in life, I remember you when I am tired and in need of strength. I’ll never forget your love and encouragement and you’ll always be a part of my future joys. Sleep peacefully sista

08-08-2016 7:30 AM -- By: vicki,  From: falmouth  

You are right - when you lose a sibling it is loosing a part of you - the memories help, but boy some days I wish I could have a conversation to ask for advise.

05-10-2016 6:41 PM -- By: Lou,  From:  

We will never forget.

05-09-2016 7:08 PM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth, MA  

I have Let Go...Let God...and have placed it in his hands long ago, but anniversaries can still be the worse.....I get so fucking pissed that years keep ticking away (11 as of today) and still nothing is resolved. No closure...No Peace...No Justice.......All that is left is a gaping hole in my being.

They say memories build a special bridge but at times those memories sneak out of your eyes and rolls down your cheek. I find myself still at the crossroads, because the feeling of missing Shirley never leaves me! I never know what sound or what sight is going to trigger in my mind .....a memory. And while the memories of her are sweet, with them comes the realization on how she left this world. And then the anger is like a raging storm within me. Images plague my mind As she sat on a cold cement floor all alone for 8 hrs. This was a choice of evil who cared nothing and had no regard about the life that they took. It is beyond my comprehension, yet I must live in the hideous aftermath that has sentenced me for life

BUT....I will remain hopeful and I will continue to be her voice until the day I reunite with her Sleep easy sista...... Shirley Souza Reine

08-08-2015 5:48 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth  

Missing you more today....in fact I will always miss you until I see you again.......Happy Birthday

07-17-2015 2:17 PM -- By: Lou,  From:  

Know what's funny? I ran into Loretta an hour or two after I said hi to you and she had read my message. Goose bumps and hugs; I think it's great we both know you're here.

07-17-2015 6:47 AM -- By: Lou,  From:  

Hi Shirl. I feel your presence all the time.

05-09-2015 5:42 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth MA  

Forget you....... NEVER! As time goes by I remember you with sadness and tears but with that comes along smiles and laughter. Sometimes antipication of the day we will meet again takes over and joy sets in. But until then..... Forget you.......NEVER!...Never! never!

08-08-2014 2:52 PM -- By: Cheryle Good,  From: Cape Cod  

This is a beautiful page Loretta, and you honor your sister with it. Our Love and prayers.

08-08-2014 2:50 PM -- By: Joanne fish Ferguson ,  From: falmouth  

Shirley was a great person inside and out i miss her to pieces god bless you always

08-08-2014 11:04 AM -- By: Janie Rust,  From:  

Loretta my precious sister girlfriend, you honor Shirley in such a magnificent way and you touch my heart with the scope and breadth of your words. Shirley is so very proud of you, as am I. Your big sister will live in you forever and a day, always~

Love you ladybug <3 ~Janie

08-08-2014 9:37 AM -- By: Betsy Davis,  From: Falmouth  

This is a beautiful site and I am glad to have seen it. How can u release your anger and rage when nothing has been resolved? It isn't right and my heart is heavy for u. U r Very Strong as u have gone on with your life in many areas but this horrific event also changed everything. We love u and pray that justice will be served.

08-08-2014 9:24 AM -- By: Jenny Munro,  From: E. Falmouth  

Happy Birthday, Shirley. Please let Loretta know you're standing right beside her today so she won't feel so sad and lonely. I've never known two sisters with such a strong bond. All my love and prayers for a very happy day celebrated with tears of joy instead of sadness.

08-08-2014 8:46 AM -- By: Pamela Morse,  From: formerly Falmouth  

Happy Birthday, Shirley. How lucky you and Loretta are to have had each other to share sisterly love and fun, right up until the last possible moment.

08-08-2014 8:36 AM -- By: sue hobart,  From: falmouth  

sigh, love Loretta and wish I could turn time back so you could be with your sister again here on Earth. Love and prayers always

08-08-2014 8:05 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth MA  

Another Birthday....another year that my heart has died a little. Till this day I still can't believe that you are gone.I miss you sooooooo much

05-10-2014 1:03 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth  

As long as I am still breathing on this Earth……I will NEVER give up Hope Sleep Peacefully my beloved sister

04-03-2014 9:33 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth, MA  

I am so sorry that justice wasn't served today......I am hopeful that it isn't over yet...I love you to Pluto and back

12-31-2013 9:01 PM -- By: Loretta ,  From: E Falmouth, MA  

Death Changes everything, time changes nothing!!! I miss you just as much today as I did that horrable night

I Need a sign today.....Anything will work.......I'll wait!

11-27-2013 9:45 PM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth MA  

Hey Sista Went to court again yesterday, things are finally progressing. Hopefully there will be Justice...... 2014 might be our year

Love you to infinity and Beyond

08-08-2013 8:19 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth, MA  


Today is my birthday
Celebrate my life with you
And remember the good times
Not the bad and
Do not be sad;
Look up towards the sun
And catch every ray of light
Upon your cheek.
For I am there with you.
Today is my birthday
Be happy for me
I lived short, but full
I had the pleasure of love
And the joy of my family.
Do not be sad
Look up towards the stars
And catch each twinkle
In your heart.
For I am there with you

Today is my birthday
My legacy is not wealth
Or mighty belongings,
My legacy is you and your life.
Spend it wisely and carefully
Guard it always
Do not be sad
Feel the wind on your face
And in your hair
And know that I loved you
For I am there with you in your laughter
And in your hearts.

Today is my birthday
Learn to live again without me,
Take my strength with you
For you are not alone.
Do not be sad
Feel the rain on your face
Feel all life's treasures and
Know that you are alive!
At each step of the way
I will help you
For I am with you always
Until we meet again.

Today is my birthday...

05-09-2013 9:24 AM -- By: Loretta,  From: E Falmouth  

I'm lost for words.......8 years have slipped by.......The pain contuinues to burn a hole in my heart.....Love you to the moon and back!!!!!

08-08-2012 10:14 PM -- By: Barbara,  From: Arizona  

Dear Shirley, Happy Birthday! In your honor today I had some chocolate covered almonds, your favorite.   As you know I still work at Home Depot in AZ.  These three guys came in with "Five Star" (installers) t-shirts.  I knew it was a message from you.  I want to let you know that I got it.  I love you.  Barb

08-08-2012 3:38 PM -- By: Carly,  From:  

Happy Birthday in peaceful Heaven Shirley, rest in the arms of Jesus.


06-16-2012 9:58 AM -- By: Janie Rust,  From: Falmouth  

Hey Shirley,

I have been lucky enough to have your little sister Loretta in my life for 39 years now, and you would be so proud of her. Actually, I know you are proud of her now, for you never left her side...her heart and soul are with you always, she loves you so.

You were ripped from her life so tragically at the hands of others, and I know that Loretta will not rest until justice is served. She has turned into an amazing woman Shirley, and you helped shape her. She is strong and wise and courageous, just like you were.

I wish I had met you Shirley; Loretta means so much to me and has touched my life in a multitude of ways, it would have been an honor to meet the sister she talks about and looks to for guidance.

Please continue to protect your sister Loretta throughout her life, and don't forget to send her those signs to let her know you are still with her, watching over her, and that you are now at rest, happy and peaceful.

RIP Shirley

Loretta's friend for life,

Janie Rust

05-12-2012 6:04 AM -- By: Jeffry Good,  From: Falmouth  

 May peace and happiness be with you always Loretta and with your family. Shirley I will tell you your killers know who they are and Justice will prevail!

           What a beautiful memorial!!!!

                " May you rest in peace"


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