Mary Shellito

October 31, 1947January 7, 2019

Mary Shellito, 71, of Norwich passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019, in Otego at the home of her son surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Mary was born on October 31, 1947 in Norwich the daughter of Jim and Joan (Garofalo) Smith. She grew up in Norwich and was a 1965 graduate of the Norwich High School. While working at Norwich Pharmaceuticals she met and married Tom Shellito. Over the years Mary worked for Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Norwich Elks Lodge #1222, American Legion Post #189 and the River Bend Golf Course in New Berlin. She loved crafting and woodworking with her husband Tom. Mary also spent a lot of time with her extended family at the Norwich Elks Lodge. Mary is survived by her son’s Brian (Darlene) Frank of Otego, Jeff (Chris) Frank of Highlands Ranch, CO, step-sons Todd (Missy) Shellito of CA and Brian Shellito of Arizona, grandchildren Britney, Brendon, Amber, Charlotte, Austin, Gianna and Nicholas along with great grandchildren Kinley and Brantley. Also surviving are her siblings Debbie (Steve) Fox of Norwich, Jamie (Melody) Smith of Attleboro, MA, Kathy (Michael) Gibbon of Norwich, Rose Ellen (Joe) Yacano of FL and Nancy Mantell of Rotterdam along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents Jim and Joan Smith, the Love of Her Life Tom Shellito and her brother Ronnie Smith. There will be a Celebration of Mary’s life on Saturday, January 26, from 12-4 pm at the Norwich Elks Lodge. There are no calling hours.


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Erica Sawyer

January 15, 2019

I'll always remember the night my dad took my brother and I over to your house for a fire in the backyard. We wanted to make some s'mores and when it came time to pull out the marshmallows, dad had bought the damn circus peanut marshmallow things. We all laughed so hard about that for years. I bet you and Tom will remember...

Valerie French

January 11, 2019

I am so grateful to have been able to remain close to you over the years and speak to you so often. I know you are with Uncle Tom, Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Ronnie. Please say hello to them and Always remember How much I LOVE YOU and how much I will and already do, miss you,