Shirley Lates Turbert, 89, of East Haven formerly of Northford for many years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at the Talmadge Park Health Care, East Haven. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Turbert. Shirley was born in West Haven on May 14, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Marguerite A. Benz Lates. She had worked as the Executive Secretary for the Superintendent of the North Branford School System for many years until her retirement. Shirley was a member of the North Haven Art Guild, enjoyed painting, shopping, bowling and was a member of the Altar Guild at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Mother of Doug (Patricia) Turbert and Jeff (Donna) Turbert. Grandmother of Daniel (Laura) Turbert, Christopher (Lauren) Turbert and William (Hope) Turbert. Great-Grandmother of Gracie and Eli Turbert. Predeceased by her sister Ruth Sicignano.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:30. A funeral service will be conducted in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B Southington, CT 06489 or CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.