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Shirley M. Mousaw

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Shirley May Mousaw 78, lifetime resident of Gouverneur, New York died Monday, 10 February 2014 in New Port Richey, Florida where she had been visiting her son. Her family was at her bedside.

Shirley is survived by her husband Charles R. Mousaw, Sr. and five children, Deborah Morehouse of Gouverneur, Charles Mousaw Jr. (Valerie) of New Port Richey, Florida, Thomas R. Mousaw of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Paula Stump (Jeff) of Payson, Arizona, Linda Dahl (Jeff) of Phoenix, Arizona. Twelve grandchildren, Stacey Richards (Harold) of Redmond, Oregon, Amy Bardin of Sydney, Australia, Kelly Morehouse of Phoenix, Arizona, Emily Bachmann of Redwood, New York, Robert Morehouse (Millie) of Baltimore, Maryland, Michele Mousaw of New Port Richey, Florida, Bryan Mousaw (Deanna) of New Port Richey, Florida, Elizabeth Brooks (Michael) of Tuscon, Arizona, Andrew Johnston (Danyelle) of Troy, New York, Jeffrey Dahl (Tabitha) of Phoenix, Arizona, Christopher Dahl and Katie Dahl of Phoenix, Arizona. Also, twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She is predeceased by her mother, Flossie May Halford and her father Ralph Halford, brother Thomas Halford, one son Michael Patrick Mousaw, and two grandchildren Ryan Michael Morehouse and Emily Marie Mousaw.

Shirley has been a well-known and loved part of the Gouverneur community her whole life. From her early days at J.J. Newberry and B.O. Kinney to her many years at the Circle Inn Diner and New York State Troopers barracks she always catered to her customers with a friendly spirit and warm hearted smile. Additionally, she was devoted to the public, serving the Town Board of Rossie and the St. Lawrence County Republican Committee and a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years.

She enjoyed visiting her children, antique shopping, golf and was an avid Syracuse University basketball fan. It didn’t go unnoticed that Syracuse remains undefeated.

At her request, there will be no calling hours but there will be a celebration of Shirley’s life in the near future. Please find it in your heart to remember Shirley by graciously donating to your local hospice.

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