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Shirley O. Hocking

April 6, 1925 May 25, 2018
Shirley O. Hocking
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Obituary for Shirley O. Hocking

Shirley O. Hocking, 93, of Cheshire, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Elim Park. She was the beloved wife of the late Rowland F. Hocking for 63 years. Shirley was born in Bridgeport on April 6, 1925, daughter of the late Theresa and M. Leon Smith. She grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford High School in 1943. She went on to receive an Associate’s degree from Stone College in 1945. Shirley moved to Cheshire in 1952 and became an active member of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire in 1953. She enjoyed lending her time as a volunteer at the Cheshire Public Library and the Highland School as well as being Chairperson of the Cheshire Junior Women’s Club. Shirley was also an avid gardener.
Shirley is survived by her son Peter Hocking of Rhode Island and daughter Joann Hocking of Connecticut.
Relatives and friends are invited to Shirley’s funeral service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00PM at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Visitation will take place from 12:30PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Memorial donations in Shirley’s name may be made to The Elim Park Foundation, 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. To share a condolence with her family, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

30

May

12:30 PM 5/30/2018 12:30:00 PM - 1:00 PM 5/30/2018 1:00:00 PM
Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden

2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue Hamden 06518 CT
United States

Service

Wednesday

30

May

1:00 PM 5/30/2018 1:00:00 PM
Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden

2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue Hamden 06518 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Beaverdale Memorial Park Final Resting Place

90 Pine Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

90 Pine Rock Avenue New Haven 06515 CT
United States
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