Howard A. Shorette, 85, formerly of Canton.
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Howard A. Shorette, 85, formerly of County Route 21, Canton, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena, where he had been a resident since October 2009.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 1 at 7:15 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Mother Evette Austin officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Crary Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law, Ernest and JoAnn of North Carolina, Ivan of North Carolina, “Bill” and Colleen Dennis of Canton, “Chip” of Tupper Lake and Wade and Jessica of Potsdam; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Born October 14, 1925 in Brushton, son of Hubert J. and Marion (Clark) Shorett, he attended Malone Schools.

On October 12, 1947, he married Anabel Dennis at the home of his parents in Malone. Anabel died July 17, 2007.

Howard worked for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. in Star Lake from 1952-1979. He was known for and enjoyed working as a “shoe cobbler” and also cleaning for several businesses in the area.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Memory of Howard and Anabel Shorette to Canton Fire & Rescue, 77 Riverside Drive, Canton, NY 13617.

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