Mrs. Shirley Yarosh

  • Born: February 13, 1934
  • Died: January 2, 2020
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM – Mrs. Shirley Yarosh, 85, of Salem, beloved wife of Gerald Yarosh, passed away January 2, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her beloved husband at her side.

Born in Tewksbury, she was the daughter of the late Stella Michaud and the late Step-father Napoleon Michaud. She was raised and educated in Salem by her grandmother, Caroline Makowiecki. She attended Salem schools, graduating from the St. John the Baptist Parochial Grammar School, hen from Salem Vocational high School where she took the commercial Course.

Mrs. Yarosh was the Office Secretary for the Salem Tuberculosis Association for 6 years. She later became a secretary in the Turbine Engineering Department and General Engineering Departments at the General Electric, River Works Plant in Lynn for 16 years. After being at home for several years, she worked for temp agencies doing secretarial work for 3 years at various North Shore businesses. Following her marriage to Gerry, she decided to retire from outside work and enjoyed being at home with her beloved husband.

Shirley loved to swim, even in the water at Sebago Lake in Maine where she and Gerry enjoyed spending time at their cottage during the summer months sailing and entertaining friends for many years. She also enjoyed cooking and sharing her creations with friends, especially if they enjoyed what she had made.

Shirley will be remembered for her openness, honesty and generosity. She was a kind and caring person, a true and loyal friend, who enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh.

Upon her marriage to Gerry, she became a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church in Salem, where she grew quite fond of the parishioners and Father James Morris and his wife Joy. She considered them her church family.

In addition to her beloved husband of 36 years of marriage, Gerry Yarosh of Salem, she is survived by her cousins, Andrea Daley and her husband Michael of Danvers, Diane Dabose-O'Connell of Florida, Paul Dabose of Florida, Bobby Makowiecki of Georgetown and Renate Nowak of Salem, also a former step-sister, Joan (Michaud) Peters of Salem and extended family and friends.
She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Francis Kosek and later by her former and late husband, Louis Domeratzky.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass which will be held in the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 124 Bridge St., Salem, Wednesday, Jan. 8th at 10 A.M. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. As requested, visiting hours omitted. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. Donations in Shirley's memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, P.O. Box 206, Salem, MA 01970 or to the charity of one's choice. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

God bless you Shirley. Gerry, I'm so sorry for your lose; may you find comfort in all your memories together.

Posted by Patty Nihan - Peabody, MA - Family   January 07, 2020

Rest peacefully, Shirley. I'm sure my dad was so happy to see you. We will all see you again one day.

Posted by Debra Innis - Peabody, MA - Family Friend   January 05, 2020


Shirley, you were one of a kind, and a beautiful soul. I treasure the years we spent together, and I hope you keep everyone laughing in heaven You handled your illness with grace even though you were suffering, and you will always be remembered with love.

Posted by Sandy Innis - Peabody, MA - Friend   January 05, 2020

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