NAUGATUCK — Mr. Robert Francis Shortt, 89, of Naugatuck, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the husband for 62 years of Dorothy M. (Perro) Shortt.
Mr. Shortt was born in Waterbury on Sept. 13, 1923 a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hazel) Shortt. He attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. and after leaving school to serve in the U. S. Navy during World War II he returned to finish his education and graduated from Boston College. He retired from the Uniroyal Inc. Chemical Division in Naugatuck where he worked in management for 37 years. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Naugatuck and was very active coaching baseball with the Peter J. Foley Little League in Naugatuck from 1958 to 1970. Mr. Shortt enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and never missed an opportunity to attend an event with them. His hobbies included traveling, reading, and camping. He also loved animals and was an avid San Francisco Giants and New York Giants fan.
Besides his wife, Mr. Shortt is survived by two daughters, Mary Stevenson and her husband Matthew Stevenson III of Thomaston and Patricia Ceritello and her husband Kevin of Bristol; three sons, Raymond Shortt and his wife Dolores of Middlebury, Thomas Shortt and his wife Kathy of Garner, N.Y., and Robert Shortt, Jr. and his wife Linda of Milford; 11 grandchildren, Matthew IV, Michelle, Marissa, Amanda, Katia, Ryan, Dylan, Kevin, Brian, Danny, and Jennifer; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Samantha, and Grayson and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck for a mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. Calling hour will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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