Della Mae Tompkins, 61, of Shirley, passed away May 31, 2017. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 22, 1954 to Earnest Willard and Beatrice Olive French Harvey. Della was a Christian who enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Left to cherish Della’s memory are her husband, Richard Owen Tompkins of Shirley; children Beatrice Shaw and husband Michael of Troy, Maine; James Shorrey, Jr. and wife Laurie of Dover, Maine and Tessa Libby of Solan, Maine. She is also survived by grandchildren Travis Dodge, Daymon Dodge, Desiree Dodge, Danielle Dodge, Scott Dodge,Jr., Jamie Peterson, and Caleb Woodard; siblings David Harvey, Earnest Harvey, and Bruce Boon; and uncles Norman Kimball and wife Judy and Sidney Kimball; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Della was preceded in death by her father Earnest Willard Harvey; mother Beatrice Olive French Harvey and granddaughter Tazey Shorey.

The family plans on holding a private service at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. To sign Della’s Book of Memories, please go to