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Shirley L. Black (Govoni)

October 15, 1928 - July 28, 2018

Burial Date August 3, 2018

Shirley L. (Govoni) Black, 89, of Springfield, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham. She was born on October 15, 1928 in Springfield and was the daughter of Ceasar and Catherine (Bertocchi) Govoni. Shirley was a computer operator for the former Martin Millwork of Springfield, and a communicant of Mary, Mother of Hope Church. Shirley loved the Boston Red Sox and was best known for her sense of humor, sarcasm and independence. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Black and her son-in-law, Steve Rawle. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Nancy Rawle; her granddaughter, Amy Lambert and her husband, Christopher; a great grandchild, Caden all of Springfield and a nephew, Edmond Govoni, of Agawam. Calling hours for Shirley are on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls. Her burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, 627 Cottage St. Springfield, 01104.