Shirley K. Houghtaling

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SOUTHINGTON - Shirley K. Jewett Houghtaling, 68, of Waterbury and formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. on Sunday, June 22, 2014, after complications from a long illness.

Shirley was born in New Britain on July 28, 1945, to the late Walter and Florence (Johnson) Tabor.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Houghtaling, of Waterbury; her daughter, Lisa Jewett, of Vermont, her daughter, Shelly Jewett LaChance and her husband, Jay, of Terryville; her son, Wayne Jewett and his wife, Gina, of Southington; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Ashlee Jewett; Michael and Jennifer Jewett; Tyler and Kayla LaChance and Kiera Parshley; and her great-granddaughter, Aviera Godair. She also leaves behind three brothers, Robert "Ted" Tabor, of Plainville; Lawrence Tabor, of Tennessee and Thomas Tabor, of New Hartford; and her sister, Patricia DiMora, of East Hartford. She was predeceased by her daughter, Tammy Jewett; and her sister, Geraldine Carver.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit
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Published in The Record-Journal on June 25, 2014