Clinton-Lynn Ann (Shortsleeve) Ago, 47, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017 surrounded by family at UMass Medical Center in Worcester following a two year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Lynn is survived by her beloved daughter, Olivia Ago of Clinton; her fiancé John Palmer of Maynard; father, Leo D. Shortsleeve, Sr., siblings and their spouses, Leo D. Shortsleeve, Jr., Steven J. Shortsleeve & wife Roxana, and Donna Shortsleeve, all of Clinton; and Michael A. Shortsleeve & wife Vera of Barre; 3 nephews, Michael A. Shortsleeve, Jr. of Barre, Christopher S. Shortsleeve of Fitchburg, and Aaron S. Shortsleeve, her godson, of Clinton; great-nephew Zander, great-niece Tanner; extended family and countless dear friends, notably her canine companions Coco, Lulu, and Mac. Lynn is pre-deceased by her mother Rita (Linenkemper) Shortsleeve.
A lifelong Clintonian, Lynn was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the Clinton High School, Class of 1989. As a dog and animal lover, Lynn found her dream job while most recently working with Pet Nannies at Stone Tavern Farm in Sudbury. She enjoyed walking her dogs through the woods, motorcycle rides with John, and summer trips with family to Maine, New Hampshire, and the beach. An avid bowler, she was a member of the 1998 Division III State Championship bowling team. Above all, Lynn was a devoted mother and happiest while spending time with her daughter Olivia. Lynn endured her illness with astounding strength, grace, and an unbreakable positive spirit. Her legacy and memory will forever live on in those who were fortunate to know her. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10AM on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home from 5 until 7PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lynn Ago to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com