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Shirley Ann MacRae, 74 of River Edge, died unexpectedly on September 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Duncan MacRae III. Loving mother of Heather (John) MacRae and Duncan (Jennifer) MacRae IV. Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Iain, Duncan V, Kelly and William.

Shirley was born in Pearl River, NY and was a longtime resident of River Edge. Devoted wife, Shirley was married to Duncan for 54 years. Shirley dedicated her life to her family, she took great pride in her son and daughter and adored her five grandchildren. Shirley spent many hours on fields and in gyms watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports. This was always the highlight of her day. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family. Shirley loved to shop and garden and to decorate her homes inside and out. She also loved spending time at her beach house in Monterey Beach.

Funeral Mass Saturday, September 25th, 10 AM, at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge.  Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.  Visitation Friday, September 24th, 4-8 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380;


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