There will be no services for Barry Phillip Shortlidge, 62, who died on Feb. 9 at his home with his wife of 34 years, Mary Lynn Shortlidge at his side after a six and half year battle with cancer. His family is relieved that he is at peace and will have a celebration of his life gathering when his ashes/remains are interned at the Saint Alphonss Cemetery in Pittsford.
Barry was born on Dec. 3, 1951 in Atlanta, Ga. son of Joseph Bacon Shortlidge and Natalie Jane Newell.
Barry lived in Chappaqua, N.Y. from 1964 to 1978. He moved to the Woodstock area in 1978.
Barry was an arborist and landscape designer with a passion for working in nature.
Barry is survived by his wife of Woodstock, his stepson Jason Mack (Maura) and grandson Declan Mack of N. Tahoe, Calif., two brothers; Todd Bacon Shortlidge of Barnard and Peter Chandler Shortlidge (Tricia) of Lake Helen, Fla., three nephews Joel (Lisa), Aaron (Ellen) and Allan Shortlidge; three nieces, Tassie (John) Kimsey, Chelsie (Blake) Harting and Natalie Shortlidge; three great-nephews Dyllon, Davie and Trevin and one great-niece Emaline.
Barry was predeceased by one brother, David Newell (Martha) Shortlidge.
Barry was very fond of his great nephew Davie, son of Joel and Lisa Shortlidge. Davie was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Davie! http://www2mda.org/site/TR/General/11-314-HewHampshireDistrict?px=2091512&pg=person&fr_id=8390
The family would like to thank the hospice nurses from Bayada, especially Sherri Lorette.
The Cabot Funeral Home is assisting in arrangements, condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the March 6, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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