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Shirley (Northrup) Longobucco

May 29, 1926 — December 17, 2019

Torrington, CT

Shirley (Northrup) Longobucco, 93, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Valerie Manor.  She was the beloved wife of Dante Longobucco and loving mother to her daughters.

Shirley was born May 29, 1926, in Torrington, CT, the daughter of the late Francis and Amanda (Talbot) Northrup.  She was employed by Winsted Memorial Hospital as an L.P.N., and also by the D.N.A. Uniform Shop as a Sales Clerk.  A graduate of Torrington High School, and of Goodwin College, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.  An avid golfer, she was a member of the Eastwoods Country Club, ladies league and was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church.  She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Smedick and her husband John of Torrington, Susan Hynes and her husband John of Maine, Denise Bierce and her husband Bill of Willington, CT, Lori Ross and her husband Robert of Torrington; seven grandchildren, Sean, Melyssa, Myles, Hailey, Codi, Victoria, Christopher; one great granddaughter, Abby, as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Joseph Northrup.

Shirley’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Dennis Gottfried, his staff as well as the entire staff at Valerie Manor for their never ending compassion and exceptional care of the best mother ever!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  at St. Francis of Assisi Church, (St. John Paul the Great Parish) 160 Main St., Torrington.  Burial will be private.  There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to "Valerie Manor Resident Council Fund" Attn: Tracy Hoskins in memory of Shirley Longobucco, 1360 Torringford St., Torrington, CT 06790

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church (Torrington)

160 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

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