• The Hammonton Gazette

Shirley A. Shina



Shirley A. Shina, (nee Mascio), 85, passed away suddenly Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home.


She was born, raised and a lifetime resident of Hammonton. Shirley is a graduate of the Hammonton School System, Class of 1954, and member of St. Joseph’s Church. She attended Atlantic Community College, Computec and American Institute of Banking for extended bank related courses through the years. She had over 35 years of experience in the banking industry and was part of transition of several mergers and bank acquisitions. Shirley started her employment in 1954 with Peoples Bank and Trust of Hammonton, which was acquired by Boardwalk National Bank of Atlantic City, followed by several acquisitions into Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank. In 1991, Shirley retired from First Fidelity Bank as Branch Manager and Bank Executive Officer of the White Horse Pike Office. Previously she was with the Bellevue Avenue Office, where she gained years of experience in the industry. Shirley received Presidents Award for outstanding sales achievement, numerous Special Achievement awards and was well regarded and respected in the banking industry. During her years in banking, she was a trustee of FNB Recreation Association. She is also a member of National Association of Bank Women Executives, served on board as treasurer for the Association, and was a past member for seven years and past treasurer for four years, for the Women’s Civic Club of Hammonton.


Coming out of retirement, Shirley joined Merrill Lynch’s Branch Operations team, was Branch Systems Administrator and rated Far Exceeded Employee. She worked several years as Sales Assistant before her promotion to Merrill Lynch’s District Office in Philadelphia as part of District Management Support Team, before retiring from the company. She enjoyed traveling and yachting with husband, daughters and friends, jazz and classical music, Broadway shows, investing and research, coin collecting, decorating and creative arts/crafts. Earlier years, she served as Group Leader for many children in the Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girls Association for several years.


Shirley is predeceased by husband, Peter J.; daughter, Kelly A. Shina-Alahyane; sisters, Marie Reckner of Lansdale, Pa. and Alvera Mascio of Hammonton; brothers, Daniel and John Mascio; parents, John Mascio and Catherine (Mitidieri).


Surviving are her beloved daughter, Patricia J. Miller (Jerry); loving grandchildren, Amber Rose and Ryan Tyler Miller; sister Rita Warren of Berlin, N.J.; son-in-law, Zak Alahyane of Voorhees, N.J.; beloved sister-in-law, Patricia S. Thomas of Hammonton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation Friday, June 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish St. Joseph Church Third & French Streets Hammonton, N.J. Interment will be private and at the convenience of family.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Arrangements made by the Marinella Funeral Home (www.marinellafuneralhome.com).