Shirley Mae Staples, 83, of Middletown and formerly of East Hampton died Monday Dec. 30th at Glastonbury Health Care. Born Sept. 5, 1936 in Chicopee MA., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Rockwell) Kidd. Shirley had worked many jobs in her lifetime to provide for her family including both, Bevin Bell and Gong Bell, Pratt & Whitney, and as a home health aide. Shirley was also a former member of the East Hampton’s Homemakers Club. She is survived by her three sons Arthur Staples of East Hartford, Thomas Staples of Germany and Barry Staples of East Hampton, two brothers Kenneth Kidd of Berlin , George Kidd of West Haven, seven grandchildren Michael, Julia, Joshua, Nicolas, Alannah, Keanan and Owen. She was predeceased by five siblings Charles, Donald, Laurence, Sammy and Barbara. Funeral services for Shirley will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring.
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