Royse Shirk Usher passed away Sunday November 3, 2002 in CT Hospice Branford. She was born in New Haven, March 3, 1938 a daughter of the late Harry C. and Alice Shirk Usher and had resided in North Haven for 30 years. She graduated from the Day School and attended Vassar College. Royse was an avid tennis player and a former member of the New Haven Lawn Club. As a member of the New Haven Country Club, she enjoyed playing golf and the Serindipity Club. She was a former member of the Spring Glen Garden Club and the Junior League of New Haven. Her association with AA was an accomplishment she was very proud of. She enjoyed playing bridge at the North Haven Senior Center, and was an authority on, and collector of Native American Art. She is survived by her children; Steven Shanley, Troy Maiocco, Royse Isleib, twins Michael Shanley and Dair Neickar, Brian Dahill, and Brenden Dahill, 11 grandchildren, uncle and aunt Jack and Ginny Usher, a brother Steven C. Usher, 3 neices, 1 nephew. She was also survived by her loyal companion Tina. Funeral service will be private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions my be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dearest Royce, Troy and Brenden, I’ve been thinking of you all week-wondering about your mother. Please please PLEASE contact Diane or I when you get a chance. I left a message on Brenden’s machine Tuesday night-hon, I hope you got it. If you can’t find our number, PLEASE call North Haven Funeral Home and they can give it to you. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Diane and Sue (Nancy Grom’s daughters-Mom’s Hospice roommate)

  2. Hello all: Jimmy called me and told me the bad news…..sorry about Royse but I know she was quite sick for some time. What a nice write up on your Mom in the newspaper….very touching. I hope you all are doing well and make it thru this rough patch OK. I put your Mom in my prayers. hang tough and may you stay healthy and happy. See you when I see you! Jamie

  3. Royse had a hand in parenting me, and later, when it mattered most, she availed herself to me as a great source of strength and I credit her greatly. At a time in my life when I was in need, Royse proved to be a skilled listener and freely gave smart advice, and for that I will always remember her. God Bless.

  4. To the Maiocco Family, I shall remember your mother/grandmother as a lady with a zest for life. I shall treasure the memories of her Native American presentations to the 5th graders at Race Brook School. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

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