June O. Schanz, 93, a long time resident of Northford, died peacefully at home on September 17, 2021. She was the wife of the late Valentin William Schanz, to whom she was married for 53 years until his passing in 2005.
June Joyce O’Neill was born on June 18, 1928 in West Haven, CT to the late John and Eva O’Neill. She grew up in the Spring Glen section of Hamden prior to moving with her family to Northford as a young teen. After graduating from Lyman Hall HS in Wallingford in 1946, June worked for the Telephone Co. in New Haven, Sears & Roebuck in Hamden and finally joining along side her husband running their family dairy farm.
Progressive in thought, loyal and trusted friend, quick witted, pragmatic, giver of sage advice and wisdom, most importantly she loved unconditionally her family and friends.
June was predeceased by her brother, Jack O’Neill of FL, formerly of Northford, her son Neil Schanz and grandson Christian Schanz both of Northford. She is survived by her daughters, Eve D. Schanz and Valerie L. Schanz, granddaughter, Crystal J. Schanz, great granddaughter, Isabella A. Schanz and great grandson, Dustin N. Cecarelli, all of Northford as well as her sister-in-law, Joanne O’Neill, niece, Shari Haskins of Bellingham, WA and her nephews John and Richard O’Neill of FL.
As per June’s request, there will be no visiting hours, burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her honor to the North Branford Libraries.
The family extends a special thank you to all the medical staff that cared for her.
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