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Vivian L. Shortsleeve

June 8, 2017

Vivian L. Shortsleeve, 95, of Watertown passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital's Nursing Home.

Services will be at the convenience of her family and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Vivian was born in Watertown on February 23, 1922, daughter of Lloyd G. and Rose B. Widrick Taylor and she was a graduate of Watertown High School. She married Walter A. Shortsleeve on October 23, 1948 in the rectory at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. J. A. Franceour presiding. Mr. Shortsleeve died March 11, 2012. She worked for ten years as an operator for NY Telephone Co. and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

She is survived by her four children, Frances L. Cox, Clearwater, FL, David J. and Anne Shortsleeve, Watertown, Paul J. and Dawn Shortsleeve, Glen Park, and Donna M. Shortsleeve, Castlerock, CO; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Alma MacDougal, died before her.

Donations in her name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Vivian's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#6 Shaun LaTray 2017-06-15 09:53
I remember the winter day in 1989 when you came to the Bruce Funeral Home in Black River to pay respects to my father. I never forgot that. Unfortunately living so far away, I will be unable to reciprocate. However, my thoughts are with you and your family.
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#5 Terri Baio 2017-06-14 15:48
Donna - You are in my thoughts and prayers. I offer you my sincere sympathies in the loss of your mom. Terri (Jones) Baio
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#4 The Cole Family 2017-06-12 14:03
Paul & Dawn, we were so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences from Deanna, Justin, and Brittany
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#3 Rick&Nancy 2017-06-12 07:36
Dave&Anne & Family, So Sad for all, we know how much she will be missed by all. With our deepest sympathy.
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#2 Jim& Linda Van Dusen 2017-06-11 18:04
Paul and Dawn,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family for strength and peace!
Jim and Linda Van Dusen
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#1 Debra Weaver 2017-06-10 07:43
So very sorry for your loss Paul and Dawn. Love, Aunt Deb and Uncle Mike Weaver
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