Surrounded by her family, Shirley Stockero passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Shirley Cronick was born in Faithorn, Michigan on July 17, 1928. She married Ernest Stockero on May 3, 1947 and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin shortly afterwards. She was a dedicated wife and loving mother to 4 children. In 1972 the family moved to Santa Barbara due to a job transfer by Delco Electronics. She was preceded in death in 2010 by her husband, Ernest, after nearly 63 years of marriage. She is survived by her sons Kenneth in Racine, WI; David (Marti) in Tucson, AZ; Robert (Tammara) in Santa Barbara, CA; Thomas (Charlene) in Bend, OR; as well as her 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at St. Raphael’s church in Goleta on Saturday, February 18 at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Raphael’s church or Central Coast Hospice.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.