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Frances M. Shooks

February 24, 1922 February 17, 2020
Frances M. Shooks
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Frances Marie Shooks passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 just one week shy of her 98th birthday.

Frances was born on February 24, 1922 to Maria (Germano) and Angelo Colicchio, both immigrants from Gildone, Italy, a small town of 200 in the province of Campobasso. She grew up in a large brick house built by her father on Montgomery Avenue in Eastchester, New York which she shared with her five older brothers and one older sister. Frances met Adrian Shooks as he was being discharged from the service in 1945 after returning from overseas. The two were married in January of 1946 and give birth to their only child, a son, Charles Adrian. Frances lived her life with devout dedication to her family. She, Adrian and Charles shared the large multifamily home on Montgomery Avenue with Frances' parents and remaining older sister and brother. After she and Adrian proudly helped their son through medical school, Frances tirelessly kept home with her husband and siblings until Adrian's passing in in 1994. After his loss, she continued her motherly care of both her older sister and brother in their hose on Montgomery Avenue. In 2002, Frances moved to Willimantic, just streets away from her son and his wife, Pamela. During the decades following, Frances further pursued her matriarchal role caring for her great granddaughter, Adrianna and her great grandson, Lucas until her affliction with Alzheimer's dementia slowly prevented her from maintaining her independent living. Nana, affectionately known by her three grandchildren, Amy, Adam and Dominic (D.J.) "retired" to Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (MCNR) where her family grew to accompany many more loved ones. She looked forward to outings and times spent with family at Christmastime, Thanksgiving and Easter at the homes of both her beloved son and daughter in law, as well as that of her granddaughter. Frances's family wishes to express a special note of gratitude to the staff and residents of MCNR for their long-time care and friendships for the last several years.

She will be forever missed by her son, Dr. Charles Shooks and his wife Pamela (McIntyre) of Willimantic. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Amy (Shooks) and her husband, Josh Bartlett of South Windham, Nana will be fondly remembered by her grandson, Adam Shooks and his wife, Melissa (Commo) of Ashford, CT and her grandson, Dominic (D.J.) Shooks and his wife, Amanda (Neumac) of Willimantic, CT. In addition to Adrianna and Lucas, Nana was blessed with three additional great grandchildren, Alaina, Silas and Violet. Nana also held a special place in her heart for her step family, Corinne (Conley) and Rex Morrison along with her step great grandchildren, Andie and Ace. Nana continued to cherish her relationship with her first daughter in law, Mari Shooks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Feb 29, at 11AM at St. Joseph Church 99 Jackson St, Willimantic. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association CT. Chapter (www.alz.org/ct) 200 Executive Blvd S #4b Southington, CT. 06489 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.baconfh.com Bacon Funeral Home 71 Prospect St, Willimantic is serving the family.

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Funeral Mass

Saturday

29

Feb

11:00 AM 2/29/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/29/2020 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Church

Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

St. Joseph Church
Jackson St. Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimers Association CT. Chapter

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