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June 8, 2013

Shirley U. Germond

Shirley U. Germond

CONESVILLE — Shirley U. Germond, 76, of Conesville, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2013, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, with her family surrounding her.

Shirley was born in Hobart, the daughter of Parker and Julia Utter. Shirley’s siblings were Shelia, James and Ronald Utter.

Shirley married Russell C. Germond on Sept. 26, 1954. They owned and operated a family dairy farm for many years in the town of Conesville. After retiring from the dairy business, Shirley worked at Robinson Terrace in Stamford in the dietary department. She retired from Robinson Terrace in October of 2003.

Following retirement, Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling on senior bus trips, reading Danielle Steel novels, working in her flower gardens, and completing word puzzles.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Russell, of nearly 59 years; her children and grandchildren, Barry and Tyler Germond of Manchester, N.H., Denise Germond and Lyndsea Hart of Pulaski; and her sister, Shelia Gifford of Stamford.

Calling hours will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Conesville Methodist Church, Conesville, with the Rev. Dottie Morris officiating.

Burial will follow at the Manorkill Cemetery, Manorkill. A gathering for Shirley’s friends and family will take place at the Conesville Fire Hall after the burial service.

Donations may be made to the Conesville Rescue Squad on behalf of Shirley at the following address: Conesville Rescue Squad, c/o of Bill Federice, Treasurer, 832 South Mountain Road, Gilboa, NY 12076.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Hobart.

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