OBITUARY

Irma E. Scheffel

January 29, 1926June 9, 2018
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BUCKFIELD: Irma E. Scheffel, 92, of Buckfield left this life to continue her journey with the love of her life, Ted ( Sonny ) Scheffel, who passed in 2002, on Saturday June 9, 2018 peacefully at her home. She was born in Mannheim, Germany and had traveled to America on a war bride plane in 1948, marrying Sonny in December of that same year. Together, they lived in New York and raised three children, Christy, Deirdre and Jimmy. They moved to Buckfield, ME in 1978. She loved working on the land side by side with Sonny, traveling and doing crafts. She loved having her grandchildren around her as well. She belonged to and loved the Buckfield Literary Club for many years. She will be deeply missed by many.

Irma is survived by her three children, Christa Tuccillo and her husband John of New York, Deirdre Newton and her husband Michael of Buckfield and James Scheffel of Florida. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Lynne Tuccillo, Tom Zielinski, Jodi Theriault, Torri Kipula, Stephanie Rollando, Nick Zielinski, Sherwood Scheffel, Mike Tuccillo and John Mike Newton as well as her 15 great-grandchildren. Along with her beloved husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Karl Halter

Condolences may be shared with her family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A gathering and celebration of her life will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 1-3pm. Burial with prayer services will be held in Buckfield at the family cemetery at a later date.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Irma’s memory to the American Heart Association Maine Chapter 51 US Route 1, Suite M Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Irma is survived by her three children, Christa Tuccillo and her husband John of New York, Deirdre Newton and her husband Michael of Buckfield and James Scheffel of Florida. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Lynne Tuccillo, Tom Zielinski, Jodi Theriault, Torri Kipula, Stephanie Rollando, Nick Zielinski, Sherwood Scheffel, Mike Tuccillo and John Mike Newton as well as her 15 great-grandchildren. Along with her beloved husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Karl Halter.
  • DONATIONS

  • the American Heart Association Maine, Chapter 51

Services

  • Gathering and Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Irma E. Scheffel

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Monika und Günter Halter

June 20, 2018

Dear Deirdre, Christy and Jimmy
heartfelt condolences to the death of your mother. It hurts a lot when the last parent leaves, we know that. We only have good memories of Irma and will not forget them. While watching the film, we had tears in our eyes. You made this site so beautiful - Irma would be happy. She had a nice long life with all of you - with Theo, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We can see it in the photos, she was very happy ......
Our thoughts are with you........
All the best and best regards from Germany
Monika and Günter

Rita Lemieux

June 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I loved seeing your mom at the store, she could put a smile on my face every time! I never saw her with out a smile...keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Turcotte

June 10, 2018

So loving, so feisty, so endlessly kind. I have never known more welcoming and generous soul. She was the real deal. Eyes warmly shining, a cheery smile lighting her face, she would gather us into her kitchen and stuff us with apple cake. I treasure her stories of her homeland, and was deeply moved when, upon returning from visits back, she would bring special dainties for our grandchildren. When we built our new home the first thing I planted were the Columbine seeds she had given me, and I share those seeds with others whenever I can. Rest easy, you lived an amazing life, and your memories and legacy will last.

Shelley Zielinski

June 10, 2018

There are so many things to share...I loved her so much!! From our times sitting at her kitchen table while she told stories from her past, to always asking me what I was going to cook her grandson for dinner, knowing full well that I had no clue... I'm really going to miss that.

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Biography

BUCKFIELD: Irma E. Scheffel, 92, of Buckfield left this life to continue her journey with the love of her life, Ted ( Sonny ) Scheffel, who passed in 2002, on Saturday June 9, 2018 peacefully at her home. She was born in Mannheim, Germany and had traveled to America on a war bride plane in 1948, marrying Sonny in December of that same year.
Together, they lived in New York and raised three children, Christy, Deirdre and Jimmy. They moved to Buckfield, ME in 1978. She loved working on the land side by side with Sonny, traveling and doing crafts. She loved having her grandchildren around her as well. She belonged to and loved the Buckfield Literary Club for many years. She will be deeply missed by many.

Irma is survived by her three children, Christa Tuccillo and her husband John of New York, Deirdre Newton and her husband Michael of Buckfield and James Scheffel of Florida. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Lynne Tuccillo, Tom Zielinski, Jodi Theriault, Torri Kipula, Stephanie Rollando, Nick Zielinski, Sherwood Scheffel, Mike Tuccillo and John Mike Newton as well as her 15 great-grandchildren. Along with her beloved husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Karl Halter

Condolences may be shared with her family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A gathering and celebration of her life will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 1-3pm. Burial with prayer services will be held in Buckfield at the family cemetery at a later date.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Irma’s memory to the American Heart Association Maine Chapter 51 US Route 1, Suite M Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.