Shirley Lavorato was involved in philanthropy and civic volunteering for many years. Her role on the Celebration of Life Committee was always sponsorship chair. Shirley once said, “I am pleased and honored to say I was a founding member of Celebration of Life 26 years ago!” Shirley was a cancer survivor, she was a true believer and passionate about the cause and work of the American Cancer Society. She felt that her endeavors may make a small contribution to eradicate this dreadful disease and help the society. Shirley enjoyed traveling and can boast that she cruised most of the world. When not traveling, she loved live theatre and spending time with her family and friends. The most important person was her husband, Sam, who she would quickly tell you was her soul mate and the love of her life. She felt that her greatest achievements were her three wonderful sons. She had five adorable grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter. Shirley also adored her daughters-in-law.
Those who knew Shirley, feel a great loss of a friend.
We love you Shirley and you will always be our iconic queen.
A donation in her memory would mean the world to Shirley.
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we’ve seen a 29% decline in US cancer death rates since 1991.
PO Box 1756
Salinas, CA 93902-1756