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Shirley J. Alford, 84, of Crestview Dr., Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16th, 2017, at the UVM CVPH Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born in Lewis on July 20, 1933, the daughter of the late Dennis and Hattie (Pulsifer) Mitchell.
Shirley graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School and later graduated as a registered nurse from Champlain Valley Hospital in 1954 where she worked as a pediatric nurse. She also worked as a nurse with the ARC of Clinton County. Shirley received the "Red Badge of Courage" from the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec in 1998 for having resuscitated and saved the life of Rosaire Langlois of Quebec, Canada, when he was in cardiac arrest. Shirley and her husband Harold developed the Thunderbird Heights subdivision of Plattsburgh in the 60's and 70's and later Plattsburgh RV Park in the 90's.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold G. Alford; her sisters, Stella Hutchins, Linda Mitchell, Susan Kinney and her brother, Steven Mitchell.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Dennis Alford and his wife Rita of Plattsburgh, Dean Alford of Plattsburgh, her daughter Jackie Tetreault and her husband Kevin, of Point Au Roche; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her sister, Nancy Immeke of Orange City, Fla., a brother, Calvin Mitchell of Peru, N.Y., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Mooers Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child in care of The First Assembly God's Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on November 18, 2017
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