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Joseph Dixon Shortt

June 27, 1953 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Joseph Shortt Tribute

Joseph D. Shortt, 70, of Watertown, formerly of Southbury, finally found his name in the Sunday paper obituaries, having passed away peacefully in his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 27, 1953 at Waterbury Hospital, the son of the late John and Mary (Molloy) Shortt.
Joe graduated from Nonnewaug High School as part of the FFA, class of 1971.  Joe has always loved farming and continued to farm his entire life. Whether it be his family farm, his own farm, or butchering, he has a passion for animals, haying, and the true meaning of hard work. Besides farming, which he did his entire life, he also worked for the State of Connecticut on DOT then worked as an engineer in the Southbury Training School Powerhouse before retiring after thirty-one years of hard work and dedication.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Carey Pavelo (Paul) of Watertown and his son Joseph Jr (Alyssa) of Southbury, three grandchildren, Anthony and Julie Pavelo, and Caiden Kurth, his siblings Barbara DeForest (Frank) of New Hampshire, John (Sally) of New Hampshire, Cynthia of Waterbury, and Eugene (Daniele) of Pennsylvania, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his youngest brother, David (Patricia).
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South in Southbury. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11:00 am in Pine Hill Cemetery, Southbury, CT. Those attending are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.  For directions, or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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November 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Carpino Funeral Home
750 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Graveside Service
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Pine Hill Cemetery
114 Pine Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488


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