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Shirley L. Grady

October 4, 1927 - April 16, 2019

Service Date: April 23, 2019

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint Mary Magdalen

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Shirley L. Grady, 91, a resident at Bethany Village, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Born on October 4, 1927 in Port Jervis, NY, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the Thomas and Hazel Swanerbury Grady family. Shirley was a graduate of Port Jervis High School and later attended Cortland College.

Over the years, Shirley was employed at Eddy Farm, Cornell University, Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester and retired as an administrative assistant from Draper Laboratories. She was a member of the AERO Club.

A lady of many interests, Shirley enjoyed skiing, golfing, listening to classical music and opera and enjoyed traveling the world. She was also a talented artist. Most of all, Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family.

Shirley’s family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Village and the nurses of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kindness and care.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Kathleen Dickhut, Arthur Higgins Jr., William Higgins and wife Kathleen, Maureen Mohn and husband Randall, Allyson Cavage and husband Michael and Patricia Collins; several great nieces and nephews as well as great great nieces and nephews..

She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Higgins and her husband Arthur; a great niece Alyssa Cavage and nephew Joseph Dickhut.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 23rd at St. Mary Magdalen Church at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale on Monday, 5 to 8.