Shirley (Hilder) Epifanio


Whitehall, New York – Shirley (Hilder) Epifanio, 85, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center in Granville, New York.

Born on Aug. 27, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Minnie Hilder. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Vincent Epifanio, her sisters Betty (Richard) Hebert and Janice (George) Card and brother Raymond (Patricia) Hilder.

Shirley is survived by her brother William (Ann) Hilder and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley worked as a custodian for the Whitehall BPOE Elks Lodge for more than 50 years.

She loved playing bingo, card games and spending time with her family.

Special thank you to her nieces Tammy Miner, Becky Stone and Cheri Golden for taking care of her for more than four years.

Calling hours were Monday, Nov. 9, at the Jillson Funeral Home, 46 Williams St., Whitehall. A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with the Rev. Brien Lehnert officiating.

In respect to all COVID-19 guidelines, the family required mask use at both the funeral home and the church.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to the Whitehall BPOE Elks, 5 Elks Way, Whitehall, NY 12887.