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Shirley A. Fouquette, 78

Shirley Ann Fouquette, age 78, of rural Buffalo, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at The Annandale Care Center.

She was born March 27, 1933, in Buffalo, the daughter of Claude and Esther Blake Marquette.

Shirley and Francis J. Fouquette were joined in holy marriage June 9, 1953, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Shirley was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Francis J. “Frank” Fouquette; sons Thomas (Lisa) Fouquette and Richard (Peggy) Fouquette; daughters Louise (Dwight) Filipek, Mary Kortum, and Amy Fouquette, all of Buffalo; and grandchildren Christopher Fouquette, Aaron (Angie) Fouquette, Miranda Filipek, Elsa Fouquette, Ryan Fouquette, Alison Kortum, Tony Fouquette and Angie Kortum.

Shirley is further survived by sisters and brothers, Berneal (Jerome) Decker of Waverly, Marcella LePage of Howard Lake, Lauren (Ginny) Marquette of Buffalo, Mary (Robert T.) Wurm of Maple Lake, Gordon (Shirley) Marquette and Roger (Mary) Marquette, all of Buffalo, and Jody (Ron) Rassat of Maple Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Esther Marquette; an infant son Nov. 9, 1955; and by a grandson, Benjamin Fouquette, Aug. 6, 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father David Hennen as the celebrant.Interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, June 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Aaron Fouquette, Chris Fouquette, Elsa Fouquette, Miranda Filipek, Mark Decker, Carol Zeman, Rita Hegle, and Valerie Botzet.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.