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Obituary for Shirley J. Tourot (VanTassell)

In Loving Remembrance
Shirley J. Tourot
November 27, 2023

Shirley Jean (VanTassell) Tourot passed away November 27, 2023. She recently moved to Central Square after living in Mexico for 61 years.

She was the widow of Fred Tourot Sr. He passed in 2008 after being married almost 60 years. She was the daughter of the late Mildred R Phillips and Clare VanTassell. She was the granddaughter of the late Pearl Smith and Ray Phillips and the late Florence Morgan and Herbert VanTassell. She was a 1948 honor graduate of Central Square Central School. She won many honors and played all the sports teams, basketball being her favorite.

She was a long time fan of the SU Men’s Basketball team and the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter and A Rod being her latest favorites. She enjoyed country music and enjoyed dancing to the “American Eagle Band”. She was a life member of the Mexico Auxiliary #369, having held all the offices. She was a leader of the Mexican Senoritas 4-H Club. She was secretary of the Eastern Milk Producers Association. She was a member of the Mexico Senior Club and a member of the Lyndon Lawn Park Association.

Her family and grandchildren were the love of her life. She enjoyed going to all of their games and events. She is survived by 5 children, Cindy (Brian) Lynch, Sherry Tourot, Fred Tourot (Connie), Charles Tourot and Penny (Louis) Wisinski. Ten grandchildren, Amy Ginn, Brian (Kristen) Lynch, Michael (Janelle) Lynch, Justin (Kara) Tourot, Adam (Jessica) Tourot, Tyler (Sierra) Tourot, Nicole (Frank) Cannavo, Kristin (Sean) O'Dell, Danielle Franey and Jonathon Franey. Five Great Granddaughters, Sophia Tourot, Reagen Tourot, Kayla Lynch, Kepa Lynch and Charlee Cannavo. One great grandson Jack Lynch. She was predeceased by granddaughter Heather Lee Ginn, a brother George Raymond VanTassell and a sister June Harrington. She is survived by four sisters, Eleanor Bargy Virginia Beach, Peggy Troiano Central Square, Cathy Hyrnk Syracuse, and Debra (Bob) Dems Manlius. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was very proud of her Dutch Ancestry.

Funeral Services will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from Harter Funeral Home, Inc. 2983 W. Main Street, Parish, NY. Spring Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Relatives and Friends are invited to call from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mexico VFW Edick - Hamlink Post #369 or the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department in her name.

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