Funeral Service

Time: 10.00am

Date: Friday 16th December 2022

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be Celebrated by Fr. Francis Wadsworth at St Anne's RC Church, Cobham Road, Accrington BB5 2AD

Michele Croasdale ‘Shellie’

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in hospital on 30th November 2022 aged 56 years of Altham. The devoted and much-loved wife of Paul, adored and loving mum of Donna-Louise and Dominic, loved Daughter of the late Anne & Gerard, dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Angela, cherished grandma of Harvey and Lenny and a loved sister to Geraldine and Donna.

With her naturally caring and giving personality, Shellie found her perfect career in care work, she gave herself freely to all that she came in to contact with, often putting others before herself. In 2014 she became the proud Managing Director of The Bridge Centre, Accrington providing day care for adults with learning disabilities. Shellie was hardworking and passionate about everything; she loved life and truly made the most of each day. She always looked forward to family time when precious memories would be made and wherever Shellie went, she would light up the room with her infectious smile. She was always surrounded by many friends. Holidays were a favourite time for Shellie and she loved to escape to her holiday lodge in North Wales with her husband and soulmate Paul; over the 36 years of marriage together they have travelled to many countries around the world enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. She also enjoyed visiting all her extended family in Belfast. Becoming a grandma was one of Shellie’s proudest moments and she doted on Harvey and Lenny. She would often take them away for
trips around the world and in the family motorhome with their close friends.

 We are asking that everyone wear something yellow as this was Shellie’s favourite colour.

Donations are being gratefully received in memory of Shellie on behalf of PKD Charity (Polycystic Kidney Disease). To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

Please feel free to leave a message for Shellie’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]


Mark and team from 1st Choice Alarms Ltd

It was a shock to learn at Shellie’s death and the whole team expressed their sorrow at the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Neil Anthony Bennett

”There’s no friends,like old Friends “!..Just had this terrible news..devastated..God bless..I for one will miss bumping into you…but i’ll never stop looking..Rest in Peace Rosemary!..Xf

Emma Conway

Thinking of you all at this sad time & sending you love xx

Sue Rees (Stockton)

Such devastating news. Sending heartfelt condolences to such a special family. Shellie lit up any room she entered. Her infectious deep laugh just made everyone around her happier. I can never hear Bette Midler’s The Rose without hearing Shellie sing it. The world is more dull & empty without her & so many lives will be quieter without her passion, energy & light. RIP Shellie.

Christine & Andrew Stevens

Sending our sincere condolences to Paul, Donna-Louise, Dominic, and too all Michelle’s family and friends – The world will be a sadder place without her infectious laugh and sense of humour – she never ceased to make me smile. Her kindness and devotion to her family was apparent to all who met her, may she rest in peace. Sending love Christine & Andrew Stevens

Sue Dixon

So sorry to hear of the sad passing of Shellie. Shellie had a great sense of humour and was very caring and passionate with all she came into contact with, especially the young adults at White Ash School and at the Bridge Centre. Taken too soon. God bless you

Barbara Moorby ( Brereton)

To Paul , Donna – Louise , Dominic , it has been an absolute to have shared lots of great memories with Michelle. She was an absolute bright shinning star , who gave so much of herself to help others. She had the most infectious fun loving nature. An amazing wife , mum, grandma and friend to many. I was lucky enough to share lots of fun filled times at school and beyond. She will be missed by many, my thoughts and prayers are with you all, lots of love Barbara ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Liz Bannister

Can’t begin to understamd how you are all dealing with the devastating loss. Shelley was a tour de force. An amazing woman. Fun fiesty and fiercly protective of friends and family. We all have so many fabulous memories we will cherish. A one-off. Your light will continue to shine and i hope the heavenly choir can join you with the rose and meatloaf. Much love always. Forever in oir hearts.. love to all especially Paul, Louie and Dom

Gerard Walls

Just so hard to believe Shellie isn’t on earth anymore but is now in heaven with the other angles . Look over us all cousin please and hug my daddy Nez

Gill and Derek

Paul, Dominic, Donna and family, we are lost for words at this tragedy. Shellie was a lovely lady, always a smile when we saw her. It’s just heartbreaking and there are just no words for what has happened. Life is just so cruel. Thinking of you all and always across the road for you Paul anytime. Lots of love xxx

Liz or Dame Betty

Can’t begin to undersrand the devastation of losing your much loved Shelley. She was a beautiful caring and much loved friend. Full of fun… she will live in our hearts forever. Expect those angels to be belting out The Rose or at least a Meatloaf number. Much love always Liz and Ugur

Jayne Clough

Want to light a candle for her

Tina Bishop

Really been struggling for words to express my sorrow of Shellie’s passing, I’m heartbroken for her families loss. Shellie was such a trail blazer and great force of energy and life surely will not be the same without her in it. I loved her sense of humour and admired her greatly, lots of heartfelt condolences to her wonderful husband Paul and her daughter Donna and son Dominic, her grandchildren and sisters and to all the Bridge centre, much love and strength to all at this sad time, I love you all xxx keep shining bright amongst the stars Shellie xxxx

Donna Briggs

Sincere condolences to Paul, Donna, Dominic, family and friends. Shellie was such a kind, lovely person i will always remember her infectious laugh and lovely smile. RiP Shellie, taken far too soon x

Andrea Eddleston French

Dearest Paul, Donna Louise, Dominic,Geraldine,Donna & all the family. Words can’t express how much we are thinking of you all at this beyond sad time. We’re remembering all the laughter and love Michele brought into our lives. So many happy memories ????. Michele was one in a million. Sending our love,thoughts & sincere condolences. Much love, Andrea, Jason, Sarah, James & Thomas x x x


So sorry for your loss, heart felt thoughts for family. Shellie was an amazing lady who made a real positive difference to those she has supported through caring over the years.

Debra Jarasunas (joss)

Sending condolencys to Paul and all the family ????xx

Debbie Atheis ( Hartley)

My thoughts are with all the family..RIP Shellie

Catherine Chadwick AKA Kitty

Shellie, knowing you as brought so much laughter to my life. The visits to Bridge where you would tell me off for my dirty sense of humour while laughing your head off or me being constantly late. I loved catching up on yours and Paul’s adventures. You were inspirational in your love and giving to your family and the service users at the bridge. I promise I will take care of Paul and Donna and Dominic and Bridge the best way I can. Forever your Kitty xxxxx

Kath Gorton

Dear Paul and family, I can’t begin to tell you how shocked we are to hear about Shellie. She was such a happy, caring and bubbly lady. William has fond memories of the times he spent with her not just at the Bridge Centre but in the personal support time he spent with her. William is really sad to hear this news. I can’t begin to imagine how you are all feeling but just want you to know that we are thinking about you all. Rest in Peace Shellie. A lovely, lovely person. XXX

Sharon Rigby

I’m so saddened to hear of Shelley’s passing. Shellie was a beautiful, wonderful, kind and passionate lovely person. Nothing was ever too much trouble and Shellie always made time for you, no matter how busy she was. Sending my condolences to Paul and the rest of her family and friends.

Janet Croasdale

Fond memories of a beautiful daughter-in-law. She was a lovely lady, she worked hard to get the centre up and running. She was a great family member. I will always remember her smile . Miss you Michele. Love Janet

Zoe and Simon

Knowing how instrumental Shellie was in her family I cannot even begin to appreciate what you all are going through. You guys were her everything as she was for you all. Shellie was beautiful and funny and had no filter whatsoever when pushed too far which I loved and admired. Thank you Shellie for being the best neighbour and friend. You will be missed more than words can say. Paul, our door is forever open x x

Duncan & Fiona

Words just aren’t enough. Taken far too soon, heaven has chosen to give Michele her angel wings. May you all be blessed with the courage and strength to bear this pain. Michele – “Your beautiful smile and infectious laughter will remain in our hearts and treasured forever hereafter. Thank you for the time we had together. God bless, sleep tight.” xx

Clare Pritchard

Sending all our love and hugs to you all, we are thinking of you all, lots of love Clare, Mark and Caitlin

Julie and Harry Duxbury

Thinking of all the family so sorry to hear this sad news of such a lovely lady Rip Shellie ❤️

Sharon Wright

For all Shellie’s family so sorry to hear this news Shellie was a loving kind and very thoughtful Lady she will be missed sending love and hugs to you all May you Rest in Peace Shellie and shine bright above ❤️

Vicky mick smith

I can’t believe I’m writing this you will be sorely missed my lovely friend ur infectious laugh I will never forget you would do anything for any one fly high my beautiful till we meet again good night god bless ♥️♥️ xx

Tina Taylor

Shellie was an amazing human being, always smiling. She will be greatly missed.. Sending all the family prayers and love.

Jean Stoiles

My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and all Michelle family at this sad time.she truly was a remarkable person. I am so glad to have had her friendship fo many many years xx

Melanie Cain nee Watson

My heartfelt sympathy to Paul and all your family at this incredibly sad time

Tracy Kenyon

Mei grateful to av know you sweetheart xxx

Bernie & Andy Flatman

Michelle was just such a lovely giirl, I have lots of good memories of her and Paul, spent many years in their company and I am blessed to have had her as a close friend. She really was one in a million and will be truly missed. My heart goes out to her family xx

Karen Landsberger

Thinking of you all at this sad time she will be missed greatly. Was a pleasure to of know her and she lit up the room every time we were in her presence. Kind caring and heart of gold, she really was one in a million. ❤️.

Kim Forrest (Brennan)

So very sad to hear of my dearest friend “best friend at school “ the fun and laughter we all had together still stays with me forever more. Michelle you were an inspiration to us all. Your care and personality shone through for everyone to see. I will miss you and remember you always. Heartfelt condolences to Paul and family, love Kim xx

Debbie Gary Daniel & Liam Masterman

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, it doesn’t bear thinking about what you must be going through right now.Shellie was a lovely person and a great work colleague, she will be missed very much. We are all thinking of you at this sad time.

Maureen Halliday

My deepest sympathy for your loss.It was a privilege to know Shellie. She took such great care of my son Sam and always made him laugh. I will remember her and her kindness forever RIP