Waterville-Angela A. (Labbe) Shorty, 81, passed away In Auburn, on Monday, April 18, 2016 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Waterville on April 24, 1934, the daughter Wilbur and Euphemie (Rossignol) Labbe. Angela attended Mt. Merici Academy all her school years and graduated in 1952. While at Mt. Merici she earned many awards. In fifth grade her class celebrated Mother's Day with a written contest. She won an award and was chosen to be on WTVL radio.\r\n\r\nShe married Donald Shorty in April 1954 and the had thirty years together. Donald was in the marines and for two years they lived in North Carolina where their first child was born.\r\n\r\nAngela was employed by W.T. Grant in the credit office and later as secretary and bookkeeper for Dr. Heatly Sebring, Dr. John E. Macklin, and Dr. Edmund D. Ervin. She was always appreciative of the kindness and respect she received from the doctors. Her dream was always to work in the medical field. Dr. Macklin use to tease Angie and call her "Dr. Shorty" as patients use to call her for advice. She loved dealing with the patients.\r\n\r\nAngela was a parishioner of Corpus Christi Parish where she was very active as a Eucharistic Minister and lector, beginning in 1979 when Father Grondin was a pastor. She also spent many years bringing communion to the shut-ins and patients at Inland Hospital.\r\n\r\nShe enjoyed traveling with family and playing cards, particularly pinochle, with her special friends, Hilda Shorty, Zelma Veilleux and Joan Duguay.\r\n\r\nAfter her retirement, Angie moved to Seton Village. She was on the Tenant Committee along with the Board Committee for several years. During her later years there, Angie developed very special friendships with her neighbors, Betty and Mary, and continued her love of cards playing with these dear friends.\r\n\r\nSurviving are her five children, Catherine and husband, Norman Madore of Belgrade, Celeste and husband, Ron Albert of New Gloucester, Ronald and wife Nancy of Fairfield, Thomas and wife Lynn of Gorham, and Charles and his wife Marta. Also surviving are her sixteen grandchildren whom she always made a point to spend extra time with, Tim, Ryan, Andrea, Mark, David, Nicholas, Jacob, Corey, Hannah, Rebekah, Katie, Zachary, Grayson, Christopher, Emmitt and Paul and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sister Jeanne Jacques of Waterville, who was always an important person in Angie's life; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her nephew and godchild, Roger Shorty, was very special to her during her later years. Angie has a special friend, Father Chris Piselli who is also a friend of the family.\r\n\r\nVisiting hour will be held on Thursday, April 21 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday April 22 at 11 AM at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville, Burial will be in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers Donation in Angela's memory may be made to the Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Camp Road, Rome, Maine 04963.