Shirley Shumway Boyce, 92, wife of the late Robert M. Boyce, formerly of Centerbrook Rd., Hamden passed away August 20, 2007 after a brief illness. She was born in Hartford, CT April 6, 1915 a daughter of the late Harry and Bridget McLoughlin Albin and was a Special Education Teacher for the State of CT for 13 years before retirement in 1975. Mrs. Boyce was a long time member of the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church and a member of the Woman's Club. She is survived by her sons, William H. Shumway and his wife Irene A. Shumway of Durham and Clifford D. Shumway and his wife Jerry W. Shumway of Hamden, a daughter, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Boyce was predeceased by her first husband Wilbur Dwight Shumway, a son Charles Shumway, and a sister Irene Rowan. Funeral service will be Friday August 24, at 10 a.m. in the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE HAMDEN Thursday from 4-8. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church "Book of Remembrance", 15 Church St., Hamden, CT 06514.

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