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Patricia Short, 76

October 30, 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Patricia Short, 76, of 105 Harrison Ave. died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Williamstown Commons.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on March 23, 1936, daughter of Sydney W. and Pauline McRoberts Macbeth, she attended schools in Kingsport, Tenn., and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in nursing.

Mrs. Short worked in nursing during the early part of her career, eventually becoming the director of the Visiting Nurse Association in Williamstown. She was always willing to give up her time to help others in need.

A talented and creative artist, she particularly enjoyed painting and stained-glass design. During the 1980s, she was proprietor of a stained-glass studio in Houston and conducted many workshops with nationally known stained-glass artisans. She was the key person involved in the restoration of the stained-glass windows in the Morristown (N.J.) Presbyterian Church.

She was a founding member of the co-op nursery at the Little Red Schoolhouse in South Williamstown and a member of First Congregational Church. Gardening and flower arranging were among her greatest passions and she was an active member and past president of the Williamstown Garden Club. She was an advocate for women's rights and an active member of the League of Women Voters. She was always willing to discuss her political views with others and was an avid and extremely knowledgeable follower of politics. Above all, Mrs. Short was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves her husband, Leigh Short, whom she married on Aug. 5, 1979; two sons, Keith Jones and his wife, Marita, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Steven Jones and his wife, Bonnie, of Charlton, N.Y.; a daughter, Laura Jones Kobrin and her husband, Troy, of Williamstown; a brother Richard Macbeth and his wife, Gail, of Kingsport, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Jane Fisher and her husband, Gary, of Littleton, Colo., and Michael Short and his wife, Tracey, of Clearwater, Fla., nine grandchildren, and a niece and a nephew.

FUNERAL NOTICE - A Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Short will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Park St., Williamstown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heifer International; the League of Women Voters; or the Salvation Army in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247.


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She was a woman of rare grace and strength. I never heard her complain once about her suffering.

Will miss you Pat.

Patricia
from: patricia siskindon: 11-04-2012

 
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