Riverview Funeral Home

Obituary for Shirley L. McEwen

A photograph of Shirley L. McEwen

Born: Torrington
Lived: Shelton

Shirley L. McEwen, age 78, of Shelton entered into rest on Saturday June 17, 2107 peacefully in her home. She is the devoted wife of 59 years to Donald W. McEwen.
Mrs. McEwen was born in Torrington on October 4, 1938, daughter of the late Vincent and Alice (Brown) Lucia, and has been a Shelton resident since 1958.

She was employed for many years as a secretary at the former Ripton School in Shelton and retired in 2001 as the Librarian at Shelton High School. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, The Rockin Rooster Square Dance Club of Newtown, and was the President of the Valley Square Dance Club in Shelton. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, baking, cooking, sewing, gardening, and most of all going to her grandchildrenís events.

She is the beloved mother of Donald W. McEwen, Kenneth J. McEwen, Douglas A. McEwen, and Timothy E. McEwen and sister of Jim Lucia. Mrs. McEwen is the cherished grandmother of Ian McEwen, Shannon McEwen, Beckett McEwen, Sawyer McEwen, and Zachary McEwen.

The Riverview Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements. A potluck supper gathering to celebrate the life of Shirley McEwen will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Huntington Congregational Church Hall, 19 Church Street Shelton, Connecticut. Please bring a dish and celebrate Shirley’s life.