Charlotte L. Shutts, 84, of Hillsdale passed away peacefully at her residence on December 25, 2022. She was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on March 29, 1938 to the late Ralph and Sylva (Wolcott) Shutts.
Charlotte graduated from Roeliff Jansen Central School in 1955 and Siena College in 1984. In 1955, she began her career with Farmers National Bank as a proof clerk. She retired on July 13, 2005 from Key Bank in Copake as branch manager.
Charlotte was a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church before she transferred to the Craryville United Methodist Church where she served as their Financial Secretary. In 1992, Charlotte along side Judi Mills, co-founded the Christmas Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Christian Community where she served as coordinator since its founding. She was a member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Roe Jan Area Young at Hearters where she served as Treasurer. She also was involved with the Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library where she served in various positions including President, Treasurer & Secretary. She enjoyed traveling, reading, doing puzzles, crafts and genealogy.
Charlotte is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jeanette (Donald) Seaman, of Hudson, Gayle Rogers, of Daltona, Florida, Sheila (Rick) McCagg, of Ghent, Sandra Conley, of Delmar, Delores Coons, of Hudson, Milford Rogers, of Hudson and Cheryl Race, of Dover Plains. In addition to many great nieces, great nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Ralph Shutts Jr. who was killed in World War II and Alfred Shutts, sisters, Helen Hotaling and Evelyn Rogers. In addition to nephews, John Rogers, Claude Rogers, Mark Shutts, and Phillip Race.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00AM from the Community United Methodist Church, 1669 County Rte 7A, Copake. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Rural Cemetery.
Donations in Charlotte’s memory may be made to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, P.O. Box 669, Hillsdale, NY 12529.