Mrs. Shirley Voulieris
- January 14, 1936 - June 22, 2012
- Clearwater, Florida
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“I had the pleasure of taking care of Mrs. Voulieris two days before she was discharged to Morton Plant and she was a real gem. She was always...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Valda Archer - Pinellas Park, FL
“Mine and Dave's love and thoughts are with all the family on this sad day. Shirley was like a sister to me as we lived together for two years in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Gwen Hobbs - Balcombe, England
“Our English Rose so sweet and lovely.
Our Shir will always be remembered for her zest for life and laughter. She would always look to find the...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: David, Jenny and Campbell Alderson
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Shirley was a beautilful person, inside and out.
4 of 13 | Posted by: diane pennington baycare alliant hosp - FL
“My love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Shirley and I were children together in the war and lifelong friends thereafter. I never knew...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Miggy Laker
“Our thoughts are with Shirley's family. Shirley will be remembered by so many people for her warmth,infectious sense of humor and much much more.
6 of 13 | Posted by: Christine and Michael Treen - VA
“Our thoughts are with Shirley and her wonderful family. Shirley will be remembered by so many people for her warmth, infectious sense of humour and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Christine and Michael Treen - VA
“Ken joins me in sending our warm and heartfelt sympathies as we are deeply saddened to learn of our friend Shirley’s passing and conveysmpathies to...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ruthann McDaniel - Orlando, FL
“Our hearts go out to you in this most difficult time. Shirley was like a mom to me for so many years, and she was one of the warmest souls I've ever...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Chuck and Amanda Kocsis - Denver, CO
“The short ties i spent with Mrs. Voulieris were some great times. She was sick then and still full of life, wanting to know about me and making fun...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jeffrey & Ashley McLemore
“I remember meeting Shirley on a couple of occasions, during my freshmen year at the University of Florida. Thanassi was my roommate at Murphree Hall...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Demian Penton - DeLand, FL
“Many thoughts and prayers to your family. I will always remember Shirley's infectious laugh, and smile. We love you, and will join you in missing...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Reitmeyer - Safety Harbor, FL
“There are no words in which to express our deep sorrow in the loss of shirley. She always had a positive attidude, and it was joy talking to her. We...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rosalie Boulieris - Bellevue, WA
Shirley Voulieris, 76, of Clearwater, FL, died at Morton Plant Hospital on June 22, 2012. Her positive approach to life and people won her countless life-long relationships; she leaves behind a legacy of laughter. Shirley was born in Brighton, England, in 1936 to Charles Alderson and Elizabeth Edith Rose Lindsay. Living through WWII as a child had a lasting impact on her life. After finishing school, she mastered the comptometer and worked at a variety of places including a bingo hall (which she loved) and the Treasurer's Department of the Brighton Town Hall (not so much). In 1964, she joined some friends for a one-year visit to the US that lasted 48 years. She tried Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but settled in her favorite city, New York.
In 1968, she gave up the opportunity to travel around the world with her airline-executive brother to marry Dimitrios "Jimmy" Voulieris. She continued to work in retail accounting for Lord & Taylor department stores and later for Jack Eckerd in Clearwater. A resident of Clearwater for 30 years, she spent countless hours in family owned restaurants including Telly's in Seminole Mall and the Cozy Corner Café which she managed with her husband.
Shirley is survived by her three children, Melpo, Elizabeth and Thanassi; five grandchildren, Katie, Emily, Andrew, Zoe Lindsay and Alexandra; her brother, David; and relatives and friends all over the world. All of them will always remember her kind soul, generous spirit and inspirational strength.
Surely she would agree with Dr. Seuss who said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."