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Ellen Shepard

PITTSFIELD Ellen Marie Shepard, 75, of 214 Second Street, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Berkshire Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittsfield, the daughter of the late Edward and Loretta Hayes Newton, she was educated in the local schools and graduated from St. Joseph High School. She worked for many years in several different positions at the former New England Telephone Company. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers organization. She is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Shepard, Sr.; her sons, Thomas H. Shepard Jr. and his wife Becky, of Pittsfield, and Christopher T. Shepard; her daughters, Teresa M. Shepard and her companion, Lisa LaFlamme, of Holyoke, and Sarah E. Miller and her husband, Timothy, of Pittsfield. She was predeceased by her son, Timothy M. Shepard; and her brother, Edward Newton. She will be especially missed by her eight grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Julie, Timothy, Alyssa, Michael, Norah and Matthew; and also her two great-grandchildren, Landon and Clark. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, with the Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor, officiating and the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, pastor of St. Charles Church concelebrating. Interment will follow in the St. Michael Archangel Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 17, 2014
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