Shirley A. Gage 

Shirley A. Gage 

ALTAMONT — Shirley A. Gage, longtime resident of Altamont, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at age 88.

She was the daughter of Kenneth and Adelaide (née Eldridge) Frost and the beloved wife of the late Lewellyn Gage.

“Shirley enjoyed a 30-year career with the town of Guilderland where she held multiple positions over the years,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Shirley will be remembered for her membership in the Red Hat Society.

“Shirley was an avid lover of car races at both Fonda and Lebanon Valley raceways. Shirley enjoyed watching her grandson racing at Fonda while covering her eyes to ease her worries.”

She is survived by her children, Susan Gage-Murphy and her husband, Michael, and Howard Gage and his wife, Joan; by her grandson Howard Gage and his wife, Kressa; and by “a host of friends,” her family wrote, “that she treated like her own children.

“Shirley’s family wishes to thank the staff of the Daughters of Sarah nursing facility and the Landmark Home Health care agency for their kind and compassionate care during Shirley’s final days of care.”

A service was held on Dec. 3 at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Interment will be in Knox Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial messages may be left at www.altamontenterprise.com/milestones.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 117 W Fulton Street, Gloversville NY 12078 or to the Altamont Rescue Squad 767 NY-146, Altamont NY 12009.

 

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