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Shirley Elizabeth Klemenz

October 10, 1931 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 87)


Shirley Elizabeth Klemenz, age 87, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2019 at Milford Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Klemenz.  Shirley was born on October 10, 1931 in New Haven to the later William J. and Elizabeth M. Quinn Hodgetts.

Shirley retired from her position as Inspector at Peak Electronics after several years.  She was a longtime parishioner of St. Louis Church, a member of their prayer club and Ladies Guild.  She was devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and will be sadly missed.

Shirley is survived by her two sons, Steven T. (Doris) Klemenz of Cape Cod, MA and Timothy R. (Tina) Klemenz of West Haven.  She leaves behind five grandchildren, Andrew, Dennis, Kevin, Dean and Matthew and five great-grandchildren, Drew, Jordan, Oskar, Emmett and Madeleine.  She is predeceased by one son, William S. (Mary) Klemenz and one sister Jane Renzi.

Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church, 89 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven.  Interment to immediately follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

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August 10, 2019

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Keenan Funeral Home
238 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
August 10, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Louis Church
89 Bull Hill Lane
West Haven, CT 06516


St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


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