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 Feb. 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, Fla.; a son, Mark Svetaka of New Salem; one granddaughter, Sonja Kun of Alexander, N.C.; and one great grandson.

There are no calling hours or formal services.

There will be a celebration of life on Monday afternoon, May 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., at her home at 178 West Street, New Salem, 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 Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 or to LifePath (formerly FCHCC), Suite 201, 101 Munson St., Greenfield, MA 01301 (www.lifepathma.org)

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

NEW SALEM — Shirley M. (Godfrey) Svetaka, 89, of West Street, died Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017, at Athol Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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