Anita A. Shipway, 84, passed away January 5, 2023 at Mercy House. Anita is survived by her husband Richard Shipway, whom she married July 2, 1960; her children, Michael Shipway and Edlyn (Barry) Dutton; her grandchildren, Charles (Courtney Stanton) Dutton, Alexander Dutton and Sarah Dutton and a son-in-law Scott Paris and his wife Cindy. Anita was predeceased by her son Charles Shipway; daughter Susan Paris and sister Nancy Brown. Anita was a life long learner and lover of music. For many years she sang in the Holy Family Church choir and the Downtown Singers. She loved reading and writing poetry and was a member of the Nanticoke Valley Historical Society, where she served on the board and led many student tours. Anita had also been a regular volunteer at Mercy House.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis St., Endwell. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 pm Monday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Anita to either Mercy House, 212 N. McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY 13760 or The Nanticoke Valley Historical Society, PO Box 75, 13 Nanticoke Rd., Maine, NY 13802
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