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Shirley M. (Godfrey) Svetaka

February 2, 1928 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 89)

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May 29, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
178 West Street, New Salem, MA
178 West Street
New Salem, MA 01355

Celebration of Life
May 29, 2017

3:00 PM
178 West Street, New Salem, MA
178 West Street
New Salem, MA 01355

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Shirley M. Svetaka

NEW SALEM- Shirley M. (Godfrey) Svetaka, 89, passed away on May 24, 2017 at Athol Hospital.
She grew up in New Salem and retired there in 1982.
She was born in New Salem February 2, 1928, the daughter of Elsie (Carlson) and Wallace Godfrey Sr.
In 1945, Shirley graduated from New Salem Academy.
She was the wife of Joseph Svetaka, who predeceased her.
She leaves a daughter, Roslyn Pedreira of Clermont, FL; a son, Mark Svetaka of New Salem; one granddaughter, Sonja Kun of Alexander, NC; and one great grandson.
There are no calling hours or formal services.
There will be a celebration of life on Monday afternoon, May 29th  from 3-5 p.m.,  at her home at 178 West Street, New Salem, MA 01355 for friends and family.
The family will have a private graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Turners Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Development Office, Massachusetts Audubon, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 or to LifePath (formerly FCHCC), Suite 201, 101 Munson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301(
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
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