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Elaine (Durkin) Short

May 10, 1946 ~ August 23, 2018 (age 72)
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Elaine (Durkin) Short, 72, of Matawan, passed away, Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Riverview Medical Center. She was born in Newark, resided in Belleville, NJ before settling in Matawan. She was a member of the St. Clements Holy Rosary Society and was an avid quilter with her quilting club. 
Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Gertrude (Kraft) Durkin. She is survived by her beloved husband, Edward F. Short Sr., loving children, Edward F. Short Jr. of Matawan, Jennifer M. Benson and her husband Jim of Port Reading, Robert Short of Matawan and Susan E. Short of Old Bridge; 4 adoring grandchildren, Sage, Akilah, Danny and Vanessa; dear siblings Ann Durkin of Bloomfield and Paul Durkin of Arizona. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
Elaine has requested no services be done. 
Elaine has requested please no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or your favorite charity. Day Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. To offer the family of Mrs. Short an online condolence, please visit,

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