William 'Bill' Short Gone at 63
Services for the longtime Marlborough funeral home director will be held Tuesday, April 10.
William R. "Bill" Short, 63, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of Linda N. (Currier) Short to whom he was married for 43 years. He was born in Haverhill, the son of the late Hector and Arlene (Cardarelli) Short and lived in Marlborough for the past 38 years after purchasing the former Brown Funeral Home and moving here with his wife and young family.
He would continue to own and operate the funeral home, changing to the current William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, until becoming ill recently.
Bill was active in the Marlborough community, belonging to many local organizations such as the Marlborough Rotary Club, the former Kiwanis club, United Brethren Lodge AF & AM of Marlborough, Bandiera e Concordia Lodge #240 Sons of Italy in America, Knights of Columbus council #81, and served for many years on the Friends of the Marlborough Seniors. Bill served in many different capacities and roles in all of these and won numerous awards for his community service.
Bill was always quick with a joke or a compassionate word and always knew the correct time for each. He loved being in crowds of friends, serving as master of ceremonies for numerous events in town and was never at loss for words. He loved to go camping with his family and friends especially his wife and four grandchildren. Above all other things, his greatest joy was spending many hours surrounded by his wife, children and his beloved grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Short.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory Short and his wife Tammy of Marlborough, Phillip Short and his wife Heather of Marlborough; one daughter, Caitlin Hynes and her husband Patrick of Marlborough; two brothers, Gerald Short and wife Kathy of Hampstead, NH, and Kenneth Short and his wife Mary of Glover, VT; three sisters, Roberta Bragdon of Hampton, NH, and Donna Duford of Freemont, NH, Janet Allen of Haverhill; his aunt, Patricia Ann TsaTsa of Methuen; his father-in-law, Allan Currier of Haverhill; as well as many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was "grankie" to four grandchildren: Jason, Robbie, Adam and Kevin.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 9 in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 10 in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the The Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
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