Shirley Ann Chiarelli

Chiarelli Shirley

Full Name
Shirley Ann Chiarelli

Date of Birth
Saturday, September 12th, 1942

Date of Death
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022


Shirley Ann Chiarelli, age 80, of Erie, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation.


She was born on September 12, 1942 in Bloomington, IN daughter of the late General and Arda Terrell Butcher.


Shirley graduated from Bloomington High School and Practical Nurses training as well.

Her career included 25 years of retail at Sears and Carters children’s wear. She also served twelve years at First Assembly of God.


She gave her life to Christ as a young woman. Attending a weight watchers meeting she noticed a handsome young man who happened to be a Catholic monk. Unbelievably they married and were joined happily for over 40 years. What a marvelous musical duo they were!


She was a tireless “get it done” type worker and motivator of people. Along with her husband, they were two of the creative forces behind the unforgettable Christmas and Easter musicals at Erie First Assembly of God attended by thousands. The intricate unique set designs and colorful detailed costumes, especially the King’s processional, were Shirley’s ministry. She was an actress and gifted singer; singing in her church choirs and duets with Joe, notably the song 10,000 Joys.


Shirley also enjoyed interior decorating, flower arranging, cooking, and caring for her husband and Yorkie dogs and was a faithful member of Calvary Christian Center.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, four brothers Robert, Wayne, John and Max and a sister Mary.


Survivors include her two sons Jeffery T. and Jonathan L. Vint, two sisters Sharon Pahmeier and Leah Bruner and a brother Harold Eugene.


Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery, 2601 Norcross Road, with Reverend Gregory Majchrzak officiating.   The service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at


Arrangements are entrusted to the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Wintergreen, 2532 Norcross Road, Erie, PA 16510.


Memorials may be made to Calvary Christian Center, 1061 Bartlett Rd, Harborcreek, PA 16421.


Service Information

Monday, September 19th, 2022, 11:00 AM

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery - 2601 Norcross Road Erie, PA 16510

Map & Directions


Monday, September 19th, 2022

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery - 2601 Norcross Rd. Erie, PA 16510

Map & Directions

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