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1 novembre 1926 – 6 septembre 2021
Waterford- Shirley Rutman Owaroff, 94, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Green Tree Manor with her family by her side after a brief illness.
Shirley was born on November 1, 1926, in New London where she grew up. She was the daughter of Minnie Mendeles and Benjamin Rutman. She was married to the love of her life, George M. Owaroff for 58 years. He predeceased her in March, 2012. She was also predeceased by her beloved brother Charles "Charlie" Rutman and sister Ann Mover.
She is survived by her children Michael (partner Nancy David) of New London and Carol (Robert) Schoen of S. Natick, MA; her grandchildren Catie and Jeremy; nieces and nephew Jessica Owaroff Ellis of New London and Doris and Michael Kleinerman.
Shirley possessed a kind, sweet disposition that adored her to everyone she met. She lived a happy, fulfilled life always surrounded by family, friends, and loving caregivers in her later years.
Shirley enjoyed a career as a buyer at the Juvenile Shop in downtown New London until her children were born. She was also active in Jewish life as secretary of Hadassah and a member of the Beth El Sisterhood. After her children left for college, Shirley had a 17 year career as a paraprofessional in the Waterford Public Schools. She was an avid reader in her later years and enjoyed book discussions with family. Shirley spent summers at Guthrie Beach and called it the family's summer paradise. She will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 10th at 11:30am at Beth El Cemetery, 52-96 Lestertown Rd., Groton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London is handling arrangements.
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vendredi, 10 septembre , 2021
10 septembre , 2021
Carol and Michael,
My heart is hurting right now so many memories, you are both in my heart
Love you both
8 septembre , 2021
I have enjoyed getting to know Shirley over the last couple years and will miss her constant smile and positive and fun energy. Hope for Carol, Michael, and family to find comfort through her love and memories that live on through them.