Of Malden. Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 95. Born in Fujisawa, Japan, she was classically trained as a seamstress and designer. She found work at Atsugi Airbase, eventually settling in Melrose, MA at the age of 27. It was there where she was befriended by Arthur and Katherine Hill, who welcomed and loved Shizuko as parents would.
Shizuko’s kind nature was highlighted through her fulfilling career in healthcare as a CNA, initially at McFadden Manor, then for many years at The Dexter House. After retirement she regaled loved ones with animated tales of her time caring for the elderly on third shift. Even into her final years, Shizuko enjoyed tending to her flourishing garden and sipping hot tea by a warm fire. She played a pivotal role in the upbringing of her beloved grandchildren, who have countless fond memories of her. Shizuko, a loving mother, is preceded in death by her son, Arthur W. Redford. She is survived by children John Redford (of Newport, ME), Melvin and Mary Redford (of Malden, MA), and Carl J Redford (of Malden, MA), seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.
Visitation for Shizuko were held Saturday April 1st Saturday at the Weir Funeral Home, Malden, Ma.