Meriden - Shirley Stephens Trostel, 73, formerly of 125 High Hill Rd., died Tues., Oct. 21, 2003 at the Meriden Center. She was the wife of the late Norman Stuart Trostel. She was born in Meriden, Oct. 11, 1930 a daughter of the late William Luvern and Ruth Kandetzke Stephens. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and had worked as church secretary and treasurer. She was devoted to her family. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Randy Seeber of Meirden, a son and daughter-in-law, Leigh and Susan Trostel of Cummings, GA, seven grandchildren, Michael Trostel of Lake Worth, FL , Eric Babbitt of Middletown, CT , Christopher Trostel of Pheonix, AZ , Bonnie Trostel of Burbank, CA , Kurt Seeber of Middletown, CT, Dawn Seeber of Meriden, CT and Laura Trostel of Meriden and a daughter-in-law, Maureen Trostel of Meriden. She was predeceased by a son, Craig Norman Trostel and a sister, Evelyn Stephens. Funeral service Sat., Oct. 25 at 11a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Kyle McGee will officiate, burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The family would like to thank the staff at Midstate Hospital and a special thanks for the compassion, love and care she received at Meriden Center, 100 Wing Rehab. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Meriden Center, c/o Seeber, 24 Whitney Dr., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Dear Sharon, Leigh and families, The Valeriay family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was a wonderful friend and neighbor and we\’ll miss her Christmas cards which we exchanged for the past 45 years. Take care, Ginger

  2. I didn\’t have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Trostel but I know Sharon and Randy from work. From what I heard Mrs. T. put up one great fight against all the illnesses she was faced with, a very strong Lady. My condolences to the family.

  3. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family – I know its been a tough couple of years. Shirley always made us feel at home and I know she will be missed by all

  4. To the Trostel Family, I want to convey my sympathies to all of you. Your mother and grandmother was a very nice person to know. I have a lot of good memories of her at all our church functions. She was a great inspiration to everyone that she had contact with. I will miss her, but she has now been relieved of all her suffering and has her place with God. My prayers are with you and the whole family.

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