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Shirley Pritchett

Shirley Hurley Pritchett, 87, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Mallard Bay Care Center.

Born in Cambridge on December 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge William and Myrtle Willey Hurley.

She attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the Class of 1949

On March 16, 1955 Shirley married Cyrille “Cy” Pritchett and they made their home in Cambridge.  They enjoyed 59 years of marriage and were known as the best dressed couple in town.  Cy died on June 11, 2014.

Shirley worked at the Department Of Social Services in Cambridge for many years before retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Cambridge Elks Lodge, Cambridge Yacht Club, American Legion Post #91 and the VFW Post #7460.  Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by her son Jeffrey S. Pritchett and his wife Cory of Cambridge; sister-in-laws Lauralee Hurley of Connecticut, Kay Jones of Virginia and Janice Pritchett of Cambridge; aunt Florence Anstine of Cambridge, several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a brother William “Sonny” Hurley and brother-in-law Ray Pritchett.

A private funeral service will be held at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge with Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s name can be sent to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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Jeff and Corey, so sorry to hear about Shirley. We were coworkers for many years at DSS. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linthia Mills Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Florence and family, Sending deepest sorrow and sympathies. Shirley was such a dear sweet soul and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eva Carol Willey Smith Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Pritchett

LARRY PARKS Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Pritchett

Barbara Powell Windsor Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Pritchett

Barbara Geoghegan Marshall Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Shirley many years at Dor Co DSS and she was great to work with. Always a smile and willing to help. Sincere sympathy to Jeff and family.

LOIS BAKER Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a dear and sweet lady. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Teri (Tall) Love Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Pritchett

Karen Mills Webster Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers & Thoughts to Jeff & Family. Shirley was a wonderful co-worker & friend.

Daniel Mills Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM