Obituary of James F. Shortell, Jr.
James F. Shortell, Jr., of Hobart, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 26, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on October 26, 1942 in New York City, James was the son of the late James F. and Mary C. (Eckman) Shortell, Sr.
He retired as a Lieutenant at the Nassau Co. Correctional Facility in East Meadow, NY.
James loved the outdoors and nature, one of the reasons he moved to Hobart from East Meadow in 2005. He also enjoyed camping, the companionship of his golden retrievers, Casey and Maggie, and his annual trip to Hillsdale for the Falcon Ridge Music Festival. James was also proud of his over 30 year commitment to AA and enjoyed the friendships he built.
He is survived by his companion: Mary Lou Annarella of Hobart; children: Donna Shortell of Freeport, Jackie Shortell-Shepis of Melville, Dawn (James) Clasen of Chelmsford, MA, James (Laurel) Shortell III of Oakdale, Josh (Kim) Shortell of Ronkonkoma and Stephanie (Ken) Darling of N. Babylon; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother: Donald Shortell of Glen Cove.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 4-6PM on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford, NY, where a memorial service will follow at 6PM.
Contributions in memory of James may be made to Helios Care www.helioscare.org
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Shortell family.