Shirley Potts

Shirley Ann Potts

1938 - 2019

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Richfield Springs - Mrs. Shirley Ann Potts, 81, of Richfield Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born in Springfield, New York on April 21, 1938, the daughter of the late Frederick and Hattie Irish Barrett. She attended Richfield Springs Schools and graduated with the class of 1956. She was married to Richard M. Potts on May 29, 1971 in Richfield Springs. The two shared a blessed union for many years until Richard's passing on February 16, 2002. Shirley was at one time employed with the Tally Ho Restaurant in Richfield Springs and later retired from Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown where she worked as a Receptionist until 2011. She was affectionately known to many as "Nan." She loved the casino and could often be found playing her Pogo computer games or watching her favorite show, Law & Order. Nan loved her Pontiac G6, she loved her Kools and enjoyed shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Nan is survived by one son and daughter in law, William Yaw and his wife, Carrie of Schuyler Lake; three daughters and sons in law, Sue and her husband, Gary Horner of North Carolina, Beth and her husband Randy Gage of Mohawk and Stacey Mayne of Richfield Springs; her nine beloved grandchildren, Kelvin Berberick, Jason Berberick, Jessicah Horner, Krystle Horner, Brandon Gage, Austin Gage, Tyler Yaw, Cody Mayne and Matthew Mayne and a special niece, Sheila Brooker. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Barrett. and Bobby Barrett and three sisters, Betty Eckler, Margie Eckler and Eleanor Pestar.

In keeping with Shirley's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on November 2, 2019 at the Genny, 38 Lake St. in Richfield Springs. Please bring a dish to pass or contact Sue VanRiper (315)360-1906. Arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave. Frankfort, NY 13340.

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