Shirley Viola King

shirley king

December 2, 1928 ~ July 29, 2023

Born in: New Britain, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Shirley Viola King, 94, of Hamden, widow of George King, died on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Benchmark in Hamden.
Shirley was born in New Britain on December 2, 1928 and was a daughter of the late Arthur and Amanda (Yeski) Hinkel. She was raised in New Britain and was a graduate of Grace Memorial Nursing School in New Haven. She was a longtime Woodbridge resident, and was a nurse at Masonic and then with Dr. Riley before retiring.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed staying active and was a very involved member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven. At home, she loved to feed the birds and would watch them at the feeders in the window. She was a creative person who loved attending painting and ceramics classes at the North Haven Senior Center. She enjoyed hosting Bible study, and getting together or going out to eat with her church and nursing friends and family.
Shirley is survived by her niece, Nancy Witkoski of Woodbury; several nieces and nephews; and her adopted family, The Shangs. She was predeceased by her siblings, Emily Hinkel, Aurelia Litke, Ruth Barnes, George Hinkel, Arthur Hinkel, Amanda Ziembko, and Lillian Turse.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St., New Haven. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. Flowers may be sent to Beecher and Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St., New Haven, CT 06510.

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Funeral Service: August 5, 2023 9:30 am

Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511


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  1. In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will miss your friendship forever. Rest in Peace dear friend.💙

  2. In love with a kind Heart ❤️
    Warm soul…. Will be missed and in our hearts forever, amen 🙏🏻
    Our father who art in heaven holy be the name 🙏🏻

  3. I miss you very much Shirley. I am so happy and grateful to have met you. The world is a little less brighter without you here but I know that you are back with your loved ones. You’re one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Much love always.


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