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Obituary - Shelley L. Craig

Shelley L. Craig

Date of Passing: November 19th, 2010

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Shelley L. Craig, 57, of Dedham, MA, formerly of New Hartford and Fairport, NY, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, November 19, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She was born June 13, 1953, in Bangor, ME, the daughter of the late John and Jane Craig. She was a graduate of New Hartford Central School and SUNY Cobleskill. Shelley had successful careers in Rochester with Mobil Chemical and most recently, MVP/Preferred Care as a credentials specialist. Shelley was a source of inspiration to all and she devoted her life to her family and friends. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. Shelley will be honored for her love of life and incredible strength. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Paul Cisco of New York City; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas (Tucker) and Diane Stover-Craig of Norwood, MA; her uncle and aunt, William and Gertrude Craig of New Hartford; nieces and nephews, Kristen, Daniel and wife Jackie, Alison, Joseph, MaryJane, Maddie, Annie, Matthew, Andrew, Craig, John and Marc; and cousins, Susie and Barb and her husband Dennis and their daughter, Malia; two sister-in-laws, Monica Shean-Craig and Nancy Craig. She was predeceased by her brother, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Monday from 4-7 pm at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford.


Dear Family: I am so sorry to hear of Shelley's death. She went through a lot with her illness. I know that words can't erase the sorrow you all are feeling at this time so I'd like to share just a few scriptures that always help me in my times of loss. John 5:28-29 promises there will be a resurrection, Ps 37:29 tells us that we will live forever here on earth and Rev 21:4-5 promises there will be no more pain or death. These are all promises from God's own word that we can look forward to in the near future when the time is right. My heart goes out to you all in your grief and I hope that you experience the same measure of comfort that I do from God's promises. Very sincerely, Dee Bishop
Dee Bishop

I worked with Shelley at Mobil Chemical for 13 years. We were the two secretaries of Marketing. She was a sweetheart and such a pleasure to work with. We went to NYC twice which was such fun. My life was richer for having known her and I am so sorry for your families loss. I know how much she loved her family.
Lorrie Sorensen

So sad to hear that you have pasted but at least now you are at peace. I am sure you will enjoy being up above keeping an eye on all of us. I will never forget all our vacation talks and how we both just loved jewlery. Love you Shelley.
Brenda Nelson

My heartfelt sympathy to Shelley's family. Shelley and I went to school together and we were the best of friends throughout our school years. I will remember Shelley as a gal who loved life and all those who were near and dear to her. God bless you, Shelley.
Jackie MacFarland Pezdek

Tucker, Diane and all the Craigs--Shelley will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. We are here if you need anything. Alison, Tom, Alex and Christine
Alison Boyce

Tucker & Carol, So sorry to hear about Shelley. We're all thinking of you. Kevin
Kevin Rayhill

I have fond memories of our conversations about Rockport and hearing about her nieces and nephews. Shelley had great fashion sense. I did not know Shelley had ALS - I was very saddened to see her obituary in the paper. Please accept my condolences... Corrine
Corrine Silver

Carol, Tucker and all the Craigs... Shelley was one of a kind. A great neighbor, classmate,and of course, loving friend. Her countless acts of kindless to all have been an inspiration. How she loved her family though...every conversation had her talking about someone in the family...she loved all of you very much. Not only are my thoughts and prayers with all of you....but my fond memories of living next door to The Craigs of 59 Pearl, will always have a special place in my heart. God Bless you Shelley...
John Kazanjian

Carol and Tucker, I wish I could be there to give you both huge hugs and to tell you how much I love you and loved Shelley - she was a big sister to all of us and I always admired her warmth, calm, patience and wonderful sense of humor. I know that she will join Jane and Michael and your dad in heaven for a joyous reunion, with much love and laughter. I will miss her. Love, Sue
Susan Ober

For my dearest friend Shelley. I shall always remember the fun times we had at PC; working with you was such a pleasure. My heart is sad knowing that you have left us, but Heaven will shine that much more now that Shells Bells has arrived. My condolences go out to your family who I know will miss you dearly. Love, Joanne
Joanne Ruffell

Rest now in the company of angels and with all your loved ones..You were so brave and above all, a friend, colleague and shared your zest for life with all who came to know you. I have missed you since you left Rochester but am comforted that you are now at peace. Love, Lainey "It's time now to wear all your baubles and beads in heaven "
Elaine Mangione