Shirley M. (French) Cutting

September 10, 1939 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 78)


Shirley Mae Cutting, 78, of Moriah, NY, joined her husband, Roy “Sonny” Cutting, Jr. in eternal life on May 26, 2018.  


Shirley was born on September 10, 1939 in Port Henry, New York to Dorothy and Daniel French.  She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Bishop and Betty Goyette.


She was a strong, loving mother to seven children, Bonnie (Samuel) Meachem, Paul (Susan) Cutting, Susan (Arthur) Spring, Joseph (Candy) Cutting, Gary (Amanda) Cutting, Larry (Bonnie) Cutting, and Scott (Sarah) Cutting.  She is predeceased by her loving daughter-in-law, Bobbie Jo "Sissy" (Marshall) Cutting and granddaughter, Amber Lynn Cutting.  She will be missed by her fourteen surviving grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.


Shirley believed strongly in two things: faith and family.  She was active in the Moriah United Methodist Church where she prepared communion every month and coffee each week.  She sang in the church choir for many years.  She served as President of the South Moriah Cemetery Association. 


As matriarch of the Cutting Family, Shirley’s back door welcomed friends and family.  Her walls were covered in family photos of each milestone.  Each birth, graduation and marriage found a spot on her wall.  Her phone line was always buzzing, and, though she “wouldn’t keep you”, she was always glad you called, always took time to talk, and always reminded you that she loved you.  When you stopped by, the kids would be guaranteed to find a juice box and an ice pop for the kids.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and building puzzles. 


Shirley kept busy.  It was not unusual to see her little red car zip by on her way to work, church, errands or just to check on her boys.  Although Shirley lived her whole life in this community, she enjoyed traveling, including trips to Alaska, Texas and most recently Ireland.  Shirley retired from the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, New York.  She continued to work several jobs, including many years at Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, New York and Pre-Tech Plastics in Mineville, New York.  Most recently she cleaned the Champlain National Bank in Crown Point, New York. 


Shirley taught us to love unconditionally.  She was an angel on earth and will be greatly missed.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Moriah United Methodist Church, 639 Tarbell Hill Road, Moriah, with a burial to follow at the South Moriah Cemetery.  Please join us for a celebration of Shirley’s life and a "supper" immediately following the burial at the VFW Post in Mineville, New York.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the South Moriah Cemetery Association, 1492 Breed Hill Road, Moriah, New York.   

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Funeral Service
June 2, 2018

3:00 PM
Moriah Methodist Church
Tarbell Hill Rd.
Moriah, NY 12960

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