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Catherine Anne (Fuce) Shidler

Obituary for Catherine Anne (Fuce) Shidler

February 20, 1943 - January 3, 2020
Salem, Massachusetts | Age 76


SALEM – Mrs. Catherine Anne (Fuce) Shidler 76, of Salem, passed away peacefully January 3, 2020 at Salem hospital surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.

Born in South Boston, she was the daughter of the late Leo Francis and Katherine (Dillon) Fuce. She was raised and educated in South Boston and attended St. Brigid's Elementary School and continued her education at Nazareth High School.

Mrs. Shidler had been employed for many years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Industrial Accidents until the time of her retirement.

A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, family was always at the center of her life. She enjoyed spending her time creating puzzles and had a passion for reality TV and Animal shows. She was a staunch supporter of local Police, Fire, EMS and Military organizations. She was happiest at a family event, surrounded by her loving family; enjoying a laugh or smile from a grandchild and a hug from her loved ones. She will be deeply missed.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Karen Costello and her husband Drew of Salem, her son, Gregory Shidler Sr and his wife Kathleen of Peabody, her 7 grandchildren, Leo Shidler, Kaitlyn Cordaro and her husband Matt, Alyssa Lima and her husband Mike, Greg Shidler Jr, Devon Costello, Michael MacMillan and Andrew MacMillan, her great-grandson Camden, her sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Micciche, her brother, Leo Fuce Jr. and his wife Nancy, several nieces and nephews and her former husband J. Lou Shidler of Salem. She was the mother of the late Pamela Shidler.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service which will be held at Center Church, 24 Washington St., Peabody, Saturday, Jan. 11th at 11:15 A.M. Visiting hours in the church prior to the service from 10 to 11 A.M. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Catherine's memory to Cathy's Vests for K9s, . To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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  • In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Catherine's memory to Cathy's Vests for K9s,

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84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
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