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SHIRLEY C. TURSKI

Died: Wed., Dec. 17, 2008

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Shirley "Tommy" Cramer Turski, 85, of 100 Marvelwood Drive, New Haven, passed away Dec. 17, 2008 in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Stanley I. Turski. Mrs. Turski was born in New Haven July 14, 1923, daughter of the late William and Martha Sullivan Cramer. She worked as a physical education teacher in the New Haven School System for 35 years until her retirement. During World War II, she served for two years as a corporal with the Women's Reserve Band of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to the war, she was a member of the American Legion Band in New Haven. She later served in the Army Reserve and attained the rank of colonel with the Civil Air Patrol Band. She was a Life Member of the New Haven Mineral Club, a Life Member of the Women Marines Association, a campaign member of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Foundation at Quantico, VA., a member of the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut and a Life Member of the Association of Retired Teachers of New Haven County. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara (George M.) Chvirko of Naugatuck; two brothers, retired New Haven Police Officers William (Marilyn) Cramer of New Haven and Lawrence (Marie) Cramer of Hamden; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Chvirko; a step grandson, Gregory Chvirko; and 3 great grandchildren, Joshua, Michael and Olivia. She was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Erland. Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Monday, Dec. 22nd at 9:20. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Aedan's Church at 10:00. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 pm.Interment, with Military Honors in All Saints Cemetery.

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