1935 – 2017
E. Killingly – Marjorie (Thomas) Shay, 82, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 in UMass Hospital University Campus. She was the loving wife of the late Robert C. Shay who passed away in 2013. Born in Markleysburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Earl H. Thomas and Iva Myrtle (Laraway) Thomas.
Mrs. Shay worked as a bottle packer for Knox Glass and Glass Container. She enjoyed bowling, going to Foxwood Casino, playing the piano and organ, especially church hymns. However, the most important things in her life were her children. She was always there for them.
Marjorie is survived by her children, Douglas E. Shay of Taylor, TX, Babette Cummings of E. Killingly, Randy C. Shay of E. Killingly, and Robert T. Shay of E. Killingly, her brother, Blaine L. Thomas of Monaca, PA; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, the late Elmer P. Thomas; and her sister, the late Ruth E. Fearer.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marjorie’s family at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam with a service in the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.