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Shirley Grogan

Shirley Virginia Whitman Aguinaldo Grogan, 93, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 22.

She was born Jan. 4, 1920, in her home on 7 Mile Road during the biggest snowstorm in the history of Lake Orion, Mich.

She graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1938 and in 1943 she joined the Marine Corps in New River, S.C., at Camp Lejeune. She shipped out to California and was stationed at El Centro.  Shirley married Maurice Aguinaldo shortly after being discharged and they lived in Laguna Beach for 20 years.

In 1995 she married Donald Grogan, her high school sweetheart, from Farmington, Mich., and they lived together in Port Charlotte, Fla., until Donald’s death in  2009.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Maurice Aguinaldo of Sarasota, Fla.,  Bruce (Dianne) Aguinaldo of Laguna Beach, and Denise Spriggs of Port Charlotte, Fla.;  grandchildren, Dr. Tyler Aguinaldo and Shiva Malek of Burlingame, Calif., Tamra (Daniel) Verrico of Orinda, Calif.,  Sara (Joshua) Jensen of  Port Charlotte, Fla., and Alison (Kenneth) Brewer of El Paso; great-grandchildren, Ayden and Dylan Aguinaldo, Jordan and Kyra Jensen, Lia and Bella Verrico and Jaeden Brewer.

Memorial mass was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Florida.

To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.  Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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