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Garcia J. Shepherd

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Garcia J. Shepherd Obituary
WINDHAM, VT - Garcia Joanne Shepherd, 85, passed away peacefully May 31, 2017 at Vernon Green Nursing Home with her friend, Sherry by her side.

She was born June 16, 1931 in Bangor, New York. She was the daughter of Frederick J. Cunningham and Marcia Cunningham Shepherd. She was raised in Malone, New York by her grandmother, Corra K. Earle. She graduated from Franklin Academy, Malone, New York in 1949.

She served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from November, 1949 until September, 1953 when she was honorably discharged. She served with the United States Army Reserves from 1957 to 1964.

She attended the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital School of Radiology graduating as a radiological technologist in 1956.

Joanne worked at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, New York from 1956 to 1964 when she moved to Bolton, Connecticut where she worked at Hartford Hospital in the Radiology Department. She retired May, 1989 after 25 years and moved to Windham, Vermont.

Surviving are her brother, Scott Shepherd, III of Spring Branch, Texas; a cousin, Pete Clark of Malone, New York; a cousin, William Clark of Plattsburg, New York and a niece and nephew.

She was predeceased by her friend, Beverly Denden with whom she made her home.

SERVICES: There will be no calling hours, funeral or graveside service. Burial will be in the family plot in Morningside Cemetery, Malone, New York.

If you wish, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Grace Cottage's X-Ray Department, PO Box 1, Townshend, VT 05353.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nurses, caregivers & staff at Vernon Green Nursing Home and to the doctors, nurses and staff at Grace Cottage for their loving care throughout the years. The family would also like to thank the caregivers that made it possible for Jo to be at home as long as she was.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 5, 2017
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