Shirley A. Kehoe,73, Washington Street, Watertown, passed away August 9, 2014, at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Mrs. Kehoe was born January 13, 1941, in Carthage, a daughter of Howard and Alice Wells Shettleton. She graduated from Carthage Central High School, and cosmetology school in Watertown and attended Syracuse University. On October 29, 1960 she married Myron C. Kehoe, Sr, of Copenhagen, at St. James Church in Carthage. Mr. Kehoe died December 3, 1992.
Shirley was a professional hair stylist and operated her own business while raising her young family on Flower Avenue West in Watertown. Later, the family moved to Syracuse where she was the office manager in the family business, Affordable McLaughlin-Kehoe Insurance. After the death of her husband, Myron, she returned to Watertown and made her home on Washington Street from where she owned and operated properties in the Watertown area and Daytona Beach, including the Riverfront Station, the former Levis House, in Carthage. Shirley was a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a follower of Blue Grass Festivals. She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
Shirley was a very selfless and kind-hearted person and gave generously to all those who she thought to be less fortunate than herself. Countless friends, relatives, tenants and strangers were the beneficiaries of her great generosity. Despite many sadness’s in her life Shirley was always positive and upbeat and always pushing her children and all those around her to be the same. She loved to have her children, grandchildren, family and friends around, the more the merrier. Shirley carefully guarded her secret meatball recipe. Shirley was an inveterate matchmaker, and hated to see anyone remain single.
Surviving are: her companion of twenty one year’s Robert A. Harris, three sons and their spouses, Myron C. Jr.(Sherri), Watertown; Jeffrey P.( fiancé Laurie McDonald-Besheone), Liverpool; Shawn P.( Ann Marie), Cicero; a brother, Carleton “Buddy” (late Latifee); a sister, Linda (Gerald) Allen; ten grandchildren, one great grandson, several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law.
She was predeceased, by a daughter Sherry A. (Robert) Kehoe-Edick ; two brothers,Kenneth (Clara) Shettleton and Keith (Cathy) Shettleton; and a sister Carol and brother-in-law Norbert Schneider.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home ,Inc. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:15 am at the funeral home with a 10 am funeral mass at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com or to face book at calarcofuneralhome.com
Friday, October 31, 2014, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake