Oakdale- Dolores Shaffer, 81, of Oakdale CT, devoted and loving wife of 62 years of Gerald Shaffer and beloved mother of Mary Ann and her husband James Wilson of Woodbridge CT, passed away November 30, 2012.
She was born January 16, 1931 in Norwich, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Agnes Drager.
She was predeceased by her brother Edward "Jack" Drager and by her sister Catherine "Fran" Barber.
Dolores is also survived by her sister Beverly Solsbury, sister in law Ruth Ann Naples. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank Emeritus of Woodbridge Memory Care and Vitas Hospice for their kind and good care.
A funeral service will be held at the Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St. Norwich, on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 12 noon. Visitation will be held from 9am until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
To leave an online message of condolence for the Shaffer family, please visit www.churchandallen.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association, CT Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06518 or to vitascharityfund.org, or to a charity of one's choice.
The Church and Allen Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.