DEXTER - Shirley Joanne (Palmer) Bryant, 87, died March 23, 2022 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born June 30, 1934 in Bangor daughter of Lloyd C. and Gladys Marie (Sherburn) Palmer. She graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1952 and took business classes at Beal College. She also attended cooking, baking, school bus driving and floral design classes. Shirley and her husband owned and operated "Bryant the Florist", Dexter, for 16 years. She was employed at G. S. Seavey & Son, Florist in Bangor, Dexter Shoe, S.A.D. 4 guidance office and S.A.D. 46 as a baker. Shirley will be remembered for her love of baking cookies, fudge and other goodies that she loved to give to businesses and individuals.\n\nShirley is survived by her husband of 69 years, Ted; their daughter, Sharon (Bryant) Elias; and their son Donald and wife Barbara Bryant; grandchildren Jacob Bryant, Elizabeth (Bryant) Corsi and Sarah (Bryant) Harper; 6 great grandchildren, Luetta, Matilda and Violet Harper, Emma, Jack and Ellie Corsi; sisters Mary Kelliher, Jayne Slonsky, and Joyce Coombs; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son in law John Elias, a sister Ruth Stone, brothers Edward, Earl, Everett and Gerald; and brothers in law George Kelliher, James Slonsky and Harold Coombs.\n\nAt her request, there is no service. A gathering for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute to the University of Maine, The Gladys M. & Lloyd C. Palmer Fund, c/o Jeffrey N. Mills, President/CEO, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5793 [email protected] or Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Page, 74 Grove Street, Dexter, ME 04930.