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Doris "Casey" Wilder Shortt

January 10, 2015

Doris B. "Casey" Wilder Shortt, 90, Davidson St., Watertown passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown on Thursday, January 14, from 2 - 4PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, January 15, at 10AM followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

Casey was born in Lowville on November 1, 1925, daughter of A. and Jessie Bence Cannan. She worked as a registered nurse for Dr. John Kennedy in Watertown. She was a communicant and Chaplain of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and also was in charge of its bereavement committee. Casey was a nine year member of the Sacred Heart Foundation Board of Directors and a current member of its Honorary Council.

She is survived by her son, Philip A. Wilder, Watertown and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Both her husbands, Gerald A. Wilder, Sr. and Elmer Shortt, and her seven brothers died before her.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#10 Dan Case 2016-02-02 16:07
We were so sorry to learn of Casey's passing. She was such a good friend to my Mom, Catherine Loftus Case, from their earliest years together in nursing school at Mercy Hospital. She was a friend to us, too, through our years together in the Knights of Columbus with her husband Elmer. Our condolences to her family.
Dan and Linda Case
Massena, NY
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#9 Linda Domagala 2016-01-15 22:18
Casey was in Formation for Ministry class with me in 1999 at Port Leyden. She is warmly remembered by me. Save a place for me in Heaven. We have some catching up to do.
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#8 Carl R. Franks 2016-01-13 22:42
Dear Casey, Thank you so much for all that you have done for the last 10 plus years helping a lot of families with their loved ones preparing the bereavement protocol for the church services especially with my family when my dad and one my aunts passed on. Now we honor you and take care of your family at this difficult time. Rest well sweet lady with all those you have prepared for their final rest in the joys of heaven with our Lord and Savior who is the true Resurrection and The Life.
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#7 robert humphrey 2016-01-12 21:06
Casey will always be remembered for her humorous stories of her life growing up with 7 brothers. She could make you forget about troublesome days just by being around her. She will be missed by all that knew her and came to love her. We have all been blessed by just having her pass through our own life.
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#6 James Heidt 2016-01-12 19:24
I first met Casey at Sacred Heart Church...We were friends from the get go. Two Irish hearts with the same love for our Lord with a little Irish Humor tossed in. The feisty lady will be missed. Rest in Peace my Friend. JIM
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#5 amanda miner 2016-01-12 15:47
Had the pleasure of meeting this sweet little lady at our office here in watertown. She was always someone the office was excited to see. So sorry to hear about this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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#4 Marsha G Hasseler 2016-01-12 12:35
I met Casey 45 years ago in Dr. Kennedy's office. What a sweet and gracious woman. Every time that I meet her anywhere, she has continued to ask what is happening with my son. for 45 years? Yes, she is a caring lady. It was a pleasure to know her.
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#3 Tom Cannan 2016-01-12 12:21
Aunt Doris: you were quite the dynamo and now
God has you to contend with. Your new, wonderful
life is just beginning. Rest in peace.

Tom Cannan
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#2 Diane Lang 2016-01-12 12:12
Aunt Doris was the only daughter in a family of nine children who grew up during the Depression, so she grew up learning that she had to hold her own. She set an awesome example to me and many others to take up a profession and be independent. As a nurse she gained specialization in surgical opthalmology. After retirement she continued to give of her time and talents as hospital chaplain despite living with physical pain. She was a caring wife and mother, sister and daughter and a devoted aunt. Her presence among us was a great blessing and we will miss her.
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#1 Rae Lamon 2016-01-12 10:46
May the memories of this wonderful lady comfort you in this time of loss and sorrow.
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