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Barbara May Shepherd, 98, Longtime New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN - Barbara May Shepherd, longtime New Canaan resident, died Monday March 18.  She was 98.

Shepherd was born in Boston, Mass., June 16, 1915, daughter of Eldon S. and Edith Crane Clark. After graduating from Michigan State, she taught home economics and then returned to her roots in Boston and started a family.

Shepherd is survived by daughters, Judith DeBrandt (Dennis) of Rockville, Md., Susan Shepherd (David) Morse of Longmeadow, Mass. and Barbara Shepherd of Juneau, Alaska; sons, George W. Shepherd III (Madeline) of Stamford and David Shepherd (Priscilla) of Darien, Conn.; sister, Janet Acker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George and parents.

A private family celebration of her life will be held on Block Island, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in Shepherd’s memory to Save the Children or The American Heart Association .

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