Harriet F. Shapiro

Passed away on May 31, 2019

On May 31, 2019 Harriet F. Shapiro joined her beloved B’shert Donald S. Shapiro in eternal love. She leaves behind a one of a kind legacy, her family, a community, and an undying example of living life to it’s fullest.

Born in Boston MA. to Alexander Leo and Anna Lipson. Devoted & loving parents who instilled lessons in her which she passed down to her adoring family. She is survived by her children Lorin Shapiro, Melisa Shapiro and Meryle S. Zeoli. Her grandchildren Jaison Ariel, Randy Aaron, Alexandra Zeoli, Michelle Hungerford (Brett), Adam Shapiro (Victoria), Jessica Ford (Dustin), nine great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Her brothers Milton Lipson and wife Vivian, Harvey Lipson, her sister in law Marilyn York and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beginning 11:30 AM at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home 315 Monroe Turnpike Monroe, CT. Interment to immediately follow at Rodeph Shalom Memorial Park, 183 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT beginning at 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Standardbred Retirement Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Harriet was a loving, wise and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She knew what she wanted in life and always lived life on her terms. She lived her life unapologetically, embracing all it had to offer and then some. Today, we honor a magnificent, outstanding woman and an amazing life well lived. We will love you forever Harri!!!

Please join us to celebrate Harriet’s life following the service and interment.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Harriet F. Shapiro

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Jeffrey Layne

June 3, 2019

My condolences
I know we didn’t spent a lot of together but I we never forget the time we had. I still think of her and the family. Boy we had some good time lots of laughs that’s how I remember her with a smile.

Kathleen Hayduk

June 3, 2019

My deepest condolences go Meryle, Melisa and the family. I had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Harriet. She always treated me with love and kindness. And so we have another angel in heaven. She was an angel on earth.

Marjorie Goodman

June 2, 2019

Dear family,

I read the obit of your beloved Harriet with sadness but happiness in a well-lived life. Harriet and my father, Sol Goodman, had such a special relationship after each lost their beloved spouses. It was beautiful to see. Though they never met, the depth of their relationship was a beautiful thing to behold. May Harriet’s memory be for blessing. With love, Marjorie.