Shirley Engelbert Bright, 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017, in Rochester, NY. She was born on April 16, 1928, in Rome, NY, daughter of the late Adolph P. and Ruth Engelbert. She graduated R.F.A in 1945, and was employed by Engelbert’s Jewelers. Shirley was united in marriage to Randall Huntington Bright Sr. on June 9, 1951, in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rome. Randall passed away on January 19, 2011.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall H. Jr. and Sharon Bright, Walla Walla, WA and Geoffrey T. and Beth Bright, Pittsford, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Allison Bright, Vienna, VA and Gregory Bright, Jamaica Plain, MA. She was predeceased by a brother Donald A. Engelbert.
Funeral Services will be held on October 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome.Interment will take place in Rome Cemetery following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the following for donation: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 W Chestnut St, Rome, NY 13440. St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; or LutheranCare, 108 Utica St, Clinton, NY 13323.