Shirley (Rivers) Lander


Shirley (Rivers) Lander, age 91, of Warwick, passed away at home on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Lander.

Born in Stoneham, MA, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Marie (Hovey) Rivers, she grew-up in Reading, MA, and was a graduate of Reading High School. She moved to Warwick in 1958. Mrs. Lander was employed in the Warwick School Lunch Program at Aldrich Junior High School for 20 years before retiring. Earlier in her life, she worked for the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co. She was a member of the Chatham Village Garden Club for many years.

She is survived by three sons, Mark A. Lander and his wife Ji Hong, of Guam; Steven D. Lander of Warwick, and Todd R. Lander and his wife Diane, of North Kingstown; a grandson, Jeffrey K. Lander of Maui, Hawaii; a brother, David L. Rivers and his wife Marlene, of Thornton, NH; and several nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.

Her funeral and burial will be private. Kindly omit flowers.

Contributions in her memory may be made to VNA of Care New England Hospice, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.


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