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October 12, 2012

Shirley Rose Chaffee Enck

Shirley Rose Chaffee Enck

WEST ONEONTA — Shirley Rose Chaffee Enck, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.

She was born in LeRaysville, Pa., the daughter of Louis and Clara (Carr) Chaffee. She married Raymond R. Enck on June 16, 1950, in Otego.

Shirley was a wife, mother, grandmother, foster mother, homemaker and worked for several years at Bendix Corp. (now Amphenol). Shirley was a resident of Garrattsville from 1952 to 1968 when her family moved to West Oneonta. She then lived in West Oneonta for 38 years. She was a member of the Morris Methodist Church.

Shirley is survived by three daughters; Rebecca Enck and partner Jane Hucks, Judy (Dale) Shiner and Trudie (Joseph) O’Sullivan; three sons, Ronald (Patricia) Enck, Robin (Catherine) Enck and Richard (Alice) Enck; daughter-in-law, Bev Rockwell; brothers-in-law, Sherwood (Donna) Enck and J. Robert Enck; grandchildren, Sandra (Jim) Conklin and Michael (Lili) Shiner. Mark (Kelly) and Matthew (Laura) Rockwell, Chad Milazzo, Mariah Muller, Brock McCord, Michelle (Danny) Dean, and Dustin Smith, Andrew (Carrie), Mitchell, Kathryn and John Enck, Stacy (Wendell) Long, Jeremy (Brandy) Enck ,Jennifer (Jake) Freer, Melissa (Chris) Wilson, Joshua (Becky) Enck, Ariel LeBourveau, Sean LeBourveau, Shaun Kelly and Ashley (Patrick) O’Halloran; special niece Elsie Colburn and many other nieces and nephews and 28 great grandchildren.

Shirley was predeceased by her mother, father, husband, Ray, her son, Rod Rockwell, sisters, Kathryn Steele and Rowena Fitzgerald, and brothers Paul, Norman, Louis, Delmar and Calvin Chaffee.

The family is so grateful to all caregivers and staff at Chase Memorial Nursing Home who lovingly cared for Shirley for nearly six years. They quickly became her family as well and loved her spirit and smile as much as we do.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. A memorial service with the Rev. Nancy Stanley officiating will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Morris Methodist Church. Burial will immediately follow at the Edmeston Union Cemetery in Edmeston.

In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley’s name may be sent to Chase Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 250, 1 Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY 13411 or The Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter Leatherstocking Region Branch, The Meadows, Suite 2, 140 County Hwy 33, West Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.




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