Lillian M. Shaker Obituary

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Loving wife, mother and grandmother

Mrs. Lillian M. (Haddad) Shaker, 86, of Middlebury entered into the open arms of heaven on the peaceful snowy morning of Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Edward A. Shaker for 61 years.

Lillian was born in Watertown, Conn., on Aug. 19, 1931, a daughter of the late Alfred and Adele (Corey) Haddad. Lillian was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She then received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Joseph’s College. She shared her love for singing as a member of the choir at Saint Joseph’s College, where she once performed for the von Trapp family in Stowe, Vt.

She worked tirelessly beside her husband and family, running what is now the Shaker Automotive Group. Her higher standards brought a level of dignity to the work place. She treated people with compassion, which earned her the utmost love and respect.

She was the typical mom who went to all her children’s and niece’s and nephew’s sporting and school events. She was a den mother and Girl Scout leader. She participated in charitable events and was involved in organizations, such as The Maasser Ladies Charitable Society. Her mailbox was always filled with correspondence from the various organizations she supported.

Lillian was known as a peacemaker, a kind and gentle soul. Her faith in God was of utmost importance. She lived this by example and shared this with her greatest joy, her family.

Besides her husband, Lillian leaves behind to cherish her love her children, Janet A. Shaker of Middlebury, Corey E. Shaker and his wife, Danielle, of Woodbury and Paul J. Shaker and his husband, Cleveland A. Williams, of Bloomfield; and her sister, Janet Hurley of Alexandria, Va. She also leaves behind her great joys, her three grandchildren, Lindsey, Kristen and Edward Shaker. Besides her parents and many loved ones, she was predeceased by her brother, Father Norman Haddad, OP.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Waterbury. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial / The Albini Family Funeral Home at 430 Chase Parkway in Waterbury.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lillian’s memory to Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 8 East Mountain Road. Waterbury, CT 06706.

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