1927 – 2017
Putnam – Irene S. (Shea) Shaffer, 90, of Woodstock Ave., died Saturday morning, November 25, 2017 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of Robert A. Shaffer. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Gerald T. and Dorothea (Riley) Shea.
Mrs. Shaffer retired from working as a mail order clerk at Crabtree and Evelyn, prior to that she was the telephone operator at Annhurst College.
Mrs. Shaffer enjoyed spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Irene was a faithful member of the Epsilon Nu Sigma Sorority.
Irene is survived by her husband; five children, Robert Shaffer and his wife Lisa of Scituate, RI, Susan Kachur and her husband David of Putnam, Timothy Shaffer and his wife Deborah of Griswold, Philip Shaffer of Putnam, and Christopher Shaffer and his companion Sandy Goulet; ten grandchildren, Eric, Rory, Natasha, Jenilee, Julia, Jessica, Hunter, Andrew, Thomas, and Tim; nineteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Gerald Shea and Dorothea Lewis.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Irene’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a service in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, 72 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.