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Catherine Shortsleeve

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SHOREHAM -- Catherine “Kate” Mary Shortsleeve, 73, of Shoreham, and formerly a longtime resident of East Dorset, passed away Sunday Sept. 23, 2007, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She was born in East Franklin on April 19, 1934, the daughter of Napolean and Myrtle (Hance) LaBelle. She married George Shortsleeve on May 30, 1953.

She worked for General Electric for 23 years, the last several of which she spent as an inspector. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, George, of Shoreham; a daughter and son-in-law Denise and Doug Beebe of East Dorset; a daughter-in-law, Gladys Shortsleeve of East Dorset; two sisters Annie Prior of Rutland and Yvonne Shortsleeve of Cleveland, Okla.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son George “Porky” Shortsleeve on June 18, 2006, and a daughter Mary Shortsleeve.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jerome’s Church in East Dorset on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. with Father John Whalen officiating. Burial will follow in South Village Cemetery in East Dorset. Friends may call at the Brewster Funeral Home 34 Park Place Manchester, on Tuesday evening Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in “Kate’s” memory be made to the American Lung Association in care of Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 25, 2007
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