Record Keeping - Shirley Hope Reeves, 96. Shirley Hope Reeves made her transition into the next life on Aug. 14, 2018, a few weeks after suffering a stroke. Shirley was born on Feb. 8, 1922, to Minna and Charles in Providence, R.I., and enjoyed good health and joyful celebration much of her 96 years with us.. Patricia Polacco was born on July 11th, 1944 in Lansing, Michigan. Her mother’s family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and The Ukraine. Her father's people were from The County of.