A Funeral Mass for Eva J. Shurtleff, age 99 of Ogdensburg will be held on Tuesday (May 6, 2014) at 10:00am at St. Marys Cathedral with Rev. F. James Shurtleff and Rev. Joseph Morgan co-officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Marys Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3:00-6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Shurtleff passed away on Saturday (May 3, 2014) at St. Josephs Nursing Home with her family by her side.
Surviving are two sons Rev. F. James Shurtleff of Ogdensburg and Robert M. Shurtleff of Parishville; two daughters Anne E. Shurtleff, Mrs. Bruce (Nancy) Love and grandson Sean Love all of Ogdensburg; one sister Mrs. William (Rosalie) Roberts of South Hampton NJ; three brothers Joseph Bruyere & his wife Hilda of Culver City CA, Robert Bruyere, Jack Bruyere and his wife Irma all of Ogdensburg; two sister-in-laws Therese Bruyere of Ogdensburg, Georgianna Bruyere of Tucson AZ; a brother-in-law Louis Lalone of Ogdensburg along with several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Frederick J. Shurtleff on October 9, 1997; five brothers Jean-Robert who was an infant along with James, Emile, Patrick and George and four sisters Mary Doe, Alice Jackson, Theresa Lalone and Bernadette Thrall.
Eva was born on August 24, 1914 in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Oliver and Bella (Gauthier) Bruyere and step-daughter of Thomas Fortin. She attended St. Peters and Holy Cross School, and graduated from St. Marys Academy in 1931. On June 24, 1939 she married Frederick J. Shurtleff at Notre Dame Church before Msgr. A.D. Charbonneau. She was an active member of St. Marys Cathedral Parish where she was named Woman of the Year in 2003, and was a volunteer with the Red Cross Blood Drive and the Boys and Girls Club Expo for many years.
Eva worked for a period with Rasback Photography as a color assistant prior to raising her family. She enjoyed slide photography and took many pictures of family and friends over the years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed drawing and painting, music, playing the piano and mandolin, flower gardening, bird watching, swimming, being on the St. Lawrence River and caring for her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Josephs Foundation, 950 Linden St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669; Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg, NY 13669; St. Marys Cathedral 415 Hamilton St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, 610 Patterson St; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
The family of Eva Shurtleff would like to thank St. Josephs Nursing Home staff for the wonderful care given to their mother over the past 5 years.