Shirley Lavin Obituary

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Shirley A. Lavin

September 17, 1925 - July 27, 2014
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Shirley Anne (Rogers) Lavin 88 of Ledyard passed away July 27, 2014. Shirley was born September 17, 1925 in Holyoke, Mass to the late William B. and Susan O'Donnell Rogers, the second of five children. Shirley's early years were spent in Massachusetts until she moved with her family to Putnam, CT in 1940. She graduated from Putnam High school in 1943 and from the William W. Backus Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1956. On April 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Stephen J. Lavin Jr. Sadly he predeceased her in 2004. Over the years she had been employed by SNET as a telephone operator, at Mansfield Slate...
Shirley Anne (Rogers) Lavin 88 of Ledyard passed away July 27, 2014.
Shirley was born September 17, 1925 in Holyoke, Mass to the late William B. and Susan O'Donnell Rogers, the second of five children. Shirley's early years were spent in Massachusetts until she moved with her family to Putnam, CT in 1940. She graduated from Putnam High school in 1943 and from the William W. Backus Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1956.
On April 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Stephen J. Lavin Jr. Sadly he predeceased her in 2004.
Over the years she had been employed by SNET as a telephone operator, at Mansfield Slate Training School, William W. Backus Hospital, United Workers of Norwich and at Norwich Hospital for many years as a psychiatric head nurse.
A 50 year resident of Ledyard she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry and served as a committed member of the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Group. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella, St Mary Frances Circle #796, the Wm. W. Backus Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and Putnam High School Alumni.
Shirley leaves three sons Stephen J. Lavin III of Aurora, Co, Neil E. Lavin and Thomas J. Lavin both of Ledyard, five grandchildren, one step grandchild and a sister Mary Santerre of North Grosvenordale, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem Street Norwich on Friday August 1, 2014 from 6-8 pm. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday August 2, 2014 at 10:00a.m.at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry. Burial will follow at Avery Stoddard Cemetery. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.

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"To The Lavin Family, Having just losing my grandpa five months ago, I know the sadness that is in your hearts right now. Time does take some of the sadness..." Timothy Atherton Jr (Gales Ferry, CT)

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