Irene S. Shively

March 26, 1939 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 81)


IRENE S. SHIVELY (nee Sylvia) of Mt. Laurel, NJ passed away on April 27, 2020 at the age of 81. Born in Falmouth, MA, she was a long-time resident of Mt. Laurel, NJ for the past 20 years moving there from Bordentown, NJ. An employee for Forrest Dry Cleaners in Moorestown, NJ for many years, she was also a long-time member of the Boulevard Cruisers Car Club.

Irene is survived by her beloved husband, James L. Shively, Sr., three children Roseana Arone and husband John of PA, Lawrence Brooks (Buster) of CA and Keith Brooks of CA, four grandchildren Matthew Sieck, Nathaniel Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Kinley Brooks and one great-granddaughter Reagan Renae Kissler. Irene is the daughter of the late Edward and Rose Sylvia, sister of the late Mary Austin and the late Vivian Cahill.  She is survived by her sister Catherine Wolfrum and brother Edward Sylvia. She was also loved by her stepchildren the late Theresa Kneble, James Shively, Jr. and Samuel Shively as well as many nieces and nephews and her beloved pet companion Misty.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family to be held at a later date. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. (  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME in Medford, NJ. (

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American Heart Association
1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville NJ 08691

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