Robert F. Short, 78, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Medway Country Manor. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Dorothea M. (Froughton) Short. Born in Boston, MA on February 4, 1935, he was the son of the late George T. and Anastatia (Mackey) Short. He was the loving father of Debra M. Goodwin and her husband, Charles of Bellingham, MA, Sandra A. Thomas and her husband, James of Bellingham, MA, and Caroline A. Getz and her husband, Stephen of Millville, MA. He leaves his cherished seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Mary Padgett of Roslindale, MA and the late Claire Brown. A resident of Bellingham for 50 years formerly of Jamaica Plain where he was raised and a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and a graduate of Newbury College in Boston Class of 1975. Mr. Short was a dedicated mailman in Jamaica Plain for many years until retiring in 1990. He was a United States Air Force Korean War Veteran and received Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Medway VFW Post 1526 and the Franklin Elks. Devoted to his family, he will be greatly missed. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 8 a.m. from Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Blaise Church, 1158 So. Main St., Bellingham. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are on Monday, September 16th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert F. Short may be made to the Medway Country Manor, 115 Holliston St., Medway, MA 02053 would be appreciated. To sign guest book please visit www.cartiersfuneralhome.com.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Milford Daily News on Sept. 15, 2013