July 14, 1937 ~ November 15, 2021

Born in: Union City, NJ
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Patricia B. Shultz, 84, of Hamden loving wife of the late Edward C. Shultz passed away November 15, 2021 in Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Union City, NJ, a daughter of the late Jack and Florence (Scouris) Branagan, and was a graduate of S.C.S.C., where she obtained her B.S. and Master’s degrees. She was a teacher in the New Haven School System for many years. After retirement, she was active in the New Haven Retired Teachers Association, where she organized many bus trips. Patricia was a member of the Cheshire Methodist Church and was formerly active with the Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Mothers of Twins.
Beloved mother of Kirk (Ellen) Shultz of Stratford, Richard Shultz, Carrie (Russell) Velardi, and Craig (Joanne) Shultz, all of Hamden, Scott (Anne) Shultz of Stratford, and Bruce (Wendy) Shultz of Raynesford, MT. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Susan Branagan of Bridgewater.
Friends may visit with her family on Saturday, November 20th from 2-5 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, and are invited to attend her funeral service on Sunday, November 21st at 2 p.m. in the Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cheshire United Methodist Church.

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Visitation: November 20, 2021 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

Funeral Service: November 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Cheshire United Methodist Church
205 Academy Street
Cheshire, CT 06410


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  1. What a lovely, spirited lady! Always volunteering her time to set up trips and fun activities for retired members of NHFT 933-R.
    Patricia will be sorely missed. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. I am so Thankful I was able to meet and be a part of Pat’s life. As you know working in the healthcare field we all have that 1 client that clings to your heart ❤️ That is what Pat did to me. I will miss those phone calls day or night. We both have a love for Waters Edge where she met my granddaughters, and hang out at the pool. For my Birthday Pat gave me a White Feather in a glass tear drop with a card saying your my angel some day I will be yours. I will always Cherish this. I Thank the family so much for letting me be a part of her live. God Bless

  3. Rich and family: Sorry to hear of Mom’s passing; your are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Steve Kirck Sr.
    IAABO Board #10

  4. The Retired Teachers of New Haven, Local NHFT-933R extend their sympathy to Pat’s family.
    She was an active member of our union and planned many enjoyable trips for our members.
    I admired her spunk and determination. In her later years, Pat came to our meetings using her cane and even came using her wheelchair. That’s dedication. We will miss her.

    Nancy Charest
    President, NHFT-933R

  5. Craig and all the Schultz family,
    Thinking of you all and sending love and light at this difficult time. She was a great friend to my mom!
    May she rest in peace.
    Till we meet again.
    XO Meg Atzbach Jenkins

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