Rowena's Story

CARIBOU AND MANCHESTER, CONN. - Rowena Chassie Turbeville, 94, wife of the late Norman Chassie and William Turbeville, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Manchester, Ct. She was born August 27, 1921 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of the late Edmund and Blanche (Wright) Shorey.

She had been a resident of White Oaks in Manchester, Ct. for the past 10 years. Prior to her retirement she was a bookkeeper for Albatross Fertilizer in Caribou, and was a past member of the BPW.

Rowena is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Norma and Paul Stefanik of Glastonbury, Ct. her grandchildren; Elizabeth Meyers, Debra Lesmeister and her husband Timothy, Gale Mowry, Carol Andrews and her partner Rick Reid, Nancy Stefanik and her fiancé Dan Lohse, Paul Stefanik, III and his wife Beth, Diane Stefanik and Jane Donahue and her husband Kevin, and eight great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and friends at White Oaks Senior Living. She was predeceased by her brother Gordon Shorey and 2 sisters, Eva Olmstead and Marion Cyr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday Sept. 21 at 10am at St. Dunstan Church, Glastonbury, CT. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Caribou Wednesday Sept 23 at 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Brookside Dr., P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT. 06492 or to the American Heart Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT. 06067. Local arrangements are by the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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