Mary J. Shurtleff

September 23, 1950May 3, 2018

Mary Judith (Perry) Shurtleff, age 67, of Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at her residence. She was the loving wife of John F. Shurtleff.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Laura (Lucas) Perry, she was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth and a 1968 graduate of Dartmouth High School.

Judy was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital in the kitchen for 30 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, John F. Shurtleff Jr. and his wife Ann-Marie of Dartmouth, Laurie Dorr and her husband Edward of E. Taunton and Dr. Barbara Shurtleff-Arelo and her husband Roy Arelo of Dartmouth; her twin sister Mary Jane St. Denis of Dartmouth, Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was also the sister of the late Melvin Perry, Gail Pratt and Robert Perry.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10AM in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford. Arrangements are in the care of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME in New Bedford. For directions and online registration, please visit:


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mary J. Shurtleff

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Alan Katz

May 8, 2018

John Shurtleff and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of
your wife Mary. Loving mother and grandmother. I am sure she will be deeply missed. But will remain in your hearts forever. Sincerely, Alan Katz

Jane Barros

May 8, 2018

To the Shurtleff family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Judy until I myself to sick. She was a great friend and co-worker I had many of good times with her. She was a hard worker who knew her job in and out. She loved her family and so proud of each and everyone of you. Fly with the angels Judy until we meet again. Love Jane Barros💔