Shirley Apanaschik Obituary

Shirley T Apanaschik
Shirley T. Apanaschik
Shirley T Apanaschik

May 26, 1928 - January 20, 2017
Born in Springfield, MA.
Resided in Waterford, CT
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Waterford - Shirley T. Apanaschik, 88, of Graham Street in Waterford, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

She was born on May 26, 1928, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Ivan and Rena Riendeau Tetreault. She was the wife of the late George Apanaschik who passed away in 2012.

Shirley worked for many years as a switchboard operator for SNET phone company and later for The Day, and as a teacher's aide for the Waterford school system.

She was a longtime member of the beachcombers club and loved spending time at Ocean Beach in New London. More recently she became an honorary member of the Fun Group. She would never miss going to her children's and grandchildren's sport's and school activities. Spending time with her family and friends was her true passion. She had a beautiful smile and a witty sense of humor.

She enjoyed going to New York City, going on bus trips, watching old TV shows and reading. She was an avid fan of UConn men's and women's basketball.

Shirley is survived by her son, Gary Apanaschik and his wife, Vicki, of Glastonbury; two daughters, Jeanne Sgandurra and her husband, Rick, of Oakdale and Laura Sears and her husband, Dwayne, of Waterford; six grandchildren, Joshua and Ashley Sgandurra, Kyle and Kristen Apanaschik and Colby and Tyler Sears; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Higgins, and a brother, Elwin Tetreault.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, with an 11 a.m. prayer service to follow. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery New London.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
11:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
11:45 AM

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