Obituary for Shirley Mae Croteau

Shirley Mae Croteau, age 77 of Dublin passed away Monday evening April 18, 2022 at the New River Valley Medical Center. Born January 23, 1945 in Alexandria, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Walter A. Clarke & Lillian Tingler Clarke. She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Richard P. Croteau, daughter, Sandra Cerritos, three sisters and five brothers.

Shirley loved the Lord and was very faithful to the end. She was a special mother, grandmother and talented artist.

She is survived by her

Children – Richard P. Croteau, Jr. – Snowville, Sharlene M. Croteau – Alexandria, Corrina Akers – Dublin, John (Jeanette) Croteau – Snowville

14 Grandchildren

17 Great Grandchildren 

Special Nieces – Tina Fewell, Chandra Smith and many other loved nieces and nephews

The family will be holding services privately. To sign Shirley’s online guestbook, visit

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to their local church or foodbank.

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.