Blanche E. Shortsleeves, 93


Hudson – Blanche E. (Vieira) Shortsleeves, 93, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Drinkwine.

She was born and raised in Hudson, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Queen) Vieira. She attended local schools and was a 1936 graduate of Hudson High School.

Mrs. Shortsleeves was employed as a nurse's aide for many years at Cushing Hospital in Framingham. She was an active member of the Hudson Senior Center and enjoyed all activities there, especially as a member of the walking club.

She is survived by her son, Richard Shortsleeves of Hudson; her sister Vera Nicewicz of Bolton; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine O”Connor and Alfred Vieira.

Family and friends may attend a calling hour Friday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., 50 Central St., Hudson, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson.


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