Shirley Rosato, age 80, of Albion, NY passed away in the early morning hours of January 15, 2024 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion.
She was born in Medina on September 14, 1943. As the beloved only child of Harold “Eddie” Southcott and Mildred (Grimes) Southcott, Shirley was raised in the Town of Shelby. Although she may have been an only child, she grew up surrounded by her many aunts, uncles and cousins, many of whom are still as close as siblings to this day. After school, Shirley became a licensed beautician. She started her own salon out of her home in Shelby. After she married, her salon moved with her from home to home with her many loyal customers following her wherever she went. Many of her customers stayed with her for decades. Not only did Shirley do great hair, but she was great fun as well. Anyone who knew Shirley knew she was always ready to talk your ear off, share some gossip or have a little fun. She would do anything for her friends and loved ones. Nothing was too much to ask for those she cared about. Shirley will be remembered for her many wonderful qualities, but none as great as that of being a loving grandma to her grand and great-grandkids. She was loved beyond measure and will be missed the same.
Shirley was predeceased by her beloved parents, Eddie Southcott (2015) and Mildred Southcott (2003); and husband, William Rosato (2018).
She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Laurie) Shawver and Gregory (Kelly) Rosato both of Albion; grandchildren, Colin Shawver of Albion, Brett (Dylana) Rosato of Orchard Park and Megan (Justin) Morgante of Alden; great-grandchildren, Nevaya, Ella and Blakely Rosato, Brooks and Bostyn Morgante; special cousin, Dennis (Christine) Peruzzini of East Aurora; brother-in-law, Duffy (Lynn) Plummer; and sister-in-law, Pat (Louis) Schutt.
A graveside service will be held in Mt. Albion Cemetery at a later date to be determined by the family in the spring. The family appreciates any memorial donations in Shirley’s memory being made to Hospice of Orleans at www.hospiceoforleans.org. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.