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Obituary for Shirley L. Dean
DEAN - Shirley Loraine Dean, age 76, beloved lifelong partner of Jeannette R. Raveis of Milford and previously of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in her home. Miss Dean was born August 15, 1938 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Harold and Josephine (Thompson) Dean and was a long time Fairfield resident until her move to Milford 16 years ago. She worked as a Toll Collector for the State of Connecticut and retired from The DOT after 25 years. Until recently, she was working at the National Amusement Cinemas in Bridgeport. Shirley was loved by all, was a caring person, enjoyed gardening, was an avid Yankee fan and will be missed by all, especially her two dogs. Survivors, in addition to Jeanette, include Jeanette’s daughter, Susan Shenette who was devoted to Shirley. She is also survived by two other stepchildren, Dennis Caplinger and Jamie Caplinger who were raised by their paternal and maternal grandparents and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Norma L. VanKuren and Josephine Edgeworth. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St, Stratford. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. officiated by the Reverend Meg Williams followed by interment in Union Cemetery, Stratford. For additional information or to share remembrances and condolences, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com