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Joseph O. Short

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Joseph O. Short, 88, of Hebron, Neb., formerly of Franklin, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, Neb. He was predeceased earlier this year by his wife of 64 years, Stacia N. (Racki) Short. Born in Worcester, on Dec. 18, 1922, son of the late Wilfred and Rose (Menard) Short, Mr. Short worked for many years at various auto body shops in the Foxborough, Norwood and Walpole areas. Mr. Short served in the Army during World War II, stationed in England, France and Germany, and attained the rank of tech-4. Mr. Short was an avid reader and Boston sports fan and enjoyed boating on Cape Cod. He is survived by his children, Paul Short and his partner, Judy Brogan-Forrester, of Milford, Robert Short and his wife, Dee, of Fairbury, Neb., Kathleen Radzikowski of Medway, Rosemary Stonkus of Lynn, and Joanne Thackaberry and her husband, James, of Douglas, 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours for both Stacia and Joseph Short, on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8:30 a.m., at Ginley Funeral Homes of Franklin, 131 Main St. (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com), followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Marys Church in Franklin. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in their memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Published in The Country Gazette from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, 2011
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