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July 17, 2013

Mildred 'Midge' Shields

Mildred ‘Midge’ Shields

DOWNSVILLE — Mildred ‘Midge’ Shields passed away peacefully July 14, 2013, at the age of 89, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the loving wife of Denton “Denny” Shields, who predeceased her in 1992. She was also predeceased by her daughter Gail in February which weighed heavily on her heart.

She is survived by son, Jim and Beverly Shields of Downsville; daughter, Sally and Joe Braitling of Saugerties, daughter, Priscilla and Robert Staruchowicz; son, Tom and Lavonne Shields of Downsville; son-in-law, Jerry Stone; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Midge and Denny lived for more than 30 years in Palmetto, Fla., and had many friends, many of whom stayed in contact after moving back to Downsville three years ago.

Midge enjoyed playing bingo and cards and enjoyed her many old friends in Downsville but missed her home and longtime friends in Florida.

Midge also loved to go to TAs Restaurant in Walton where Debbie and her staff spoiled her and made her laugh.

No services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta NY 13820.

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