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Mary Elizabeth Shepard

Mary Elizabeth Shepard
  • November 15, 1921 - May 24, 2017
  • South Windsor, Connecticut

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“Growing up in South Windsor we were fortunate to know and spend time with the Shepard family. Mrs Shepard was a wonderful, kind, and very funny lady...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Doug Ferguson - Newport, RI

“She was the most gracious - down-to-earth lady I have ever met. Did not know her well but would have liked to. Loved that last line in the...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Linda D Pellino

“Kip, so sorry for the loss of your mom, Barb,sorry for the loss of your mother in law....prayers with you all. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Plante - Chelsea, ME

“We are saddened by the passing of Bunny. We live in a house built by her grandparents, and through her learned about the house. the Batterson and...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: ron and carol burke - vernon, CT

“Nancy and Family,May your mom rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. God Bless, love, hope and prayers. Paul and Ann...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Paul & Ann Mikkelson - Simsbury, CT

The Fabulous Four! “To All Who Loved and Adored Bunny-Her warmth, her laugh and the way she would say my name will dearly be missed! I was so blessed to be able to hear...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Farrell Gallagher City

“To the Sheppard Family - So sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about your mom and growing up on Main St with her as a matriarch of our...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Caffyn - New Tripoli, PA

8 of 23 | Posted by: R.F. & A.L. PATRIA - HONG KONG

“For Kip, Barbara and all the Shepard family...Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bunny's grace and joy will flow through you all the days...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Jacquelyn Smakula & Lynn Aldo - CT

“For Kip, Barbara and all the Shepard Family: Our thoughts and prayers are given to you with love. Bunny's grace will flow in you fpor all the days....Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Jacquelyn Smakula & Lynn Aldo - CT

“Dear Nancy & Shepard family, My thoughts are with all of you. Bunny was an amazing person with a wonderful spirit. She will be greatly missed. Love,...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Ginnie Way - Hebron, CT

“Condolences to the entire Shepard family during this time and love now and Always,, Vic Melissa and Alonzo Poulin ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Victor Poulin - South windsor, CT

“Treasures like Bunny need to live FOREVER - to remind us all how to live - with dignity, grace, joy and love. She will be sorely missed. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Sunderland - South Windsor, CT

“We are so sorry to hear of Bunny's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dale &...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to Kip & Barbara and the rest of the extensive Shepard clan. Although I had not met your mother, it is easy to see through you what a...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Ansaldi - Granby, CT

“To The Family & Friends Of Mary Beach Shepard, Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With You At This Very Difficult Time. She Was A Long Time Customer & It Was...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Adams - Hartford, CT

“Dear Shepard Family:Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.Sincerely, ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Paul and Lois Lodola - FL

“Truly going to miss her driving by and stopping to chat with us. She is a beautiful woman that always made me smile. Prayers to the family. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Lana & Shawn Kelly - CT

“I remember Mrs. Shepard was always smiling and always nice to me. I saw her recently after nearly 25 years and she was still smiling. She will be...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“What an inspiration on how to live a full beautiful life. Bunny added great loving energy to this earth and those who were lucky enough to be in her...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Dave and Kim Moore - FL

“I used to receive the alumni magazine from Kingswood-Oxford and looked forward to reading about the news, travels and exploits of KO alum. I was...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Patty (Riordan) Miele - Windsor, CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“When I first met Bunny Shepard, I told her she looked like Kip and I assumed she was his sister. She loved that comment and told me she was his mom!! ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Baggott - East windsor, CT

Mary Elizabeth (Beach) Shepard, "Bunny" - A light has gone out of our lives with the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mary Beach Shepard, 95, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in West Hartford to Lucille (Curtin) Beach and Charles Bradford Beach, Bunny made her home on Main Street, South Windsor shortly after graduating from Kingswood-Oxford School and marrying the love of her life, JE "Red" Shepard. "Turned 18 in November, got married in December and proud of it!" She was active in her community, a dedicated member of Garden Club, Monday Reading Club, African Violet Society, South Windsor Wednesday Club, First Congregational Church of South Windsor, the Town and County Club of Hartford and the scribe for her graduating class at Kingswood-Oxford School. She greatly enjoyed volunteering at the Wood Memorial Library, Cancer Society, Hartford Hospital, Junior League, Girl Scouts and South Windsor Historical Society. Bunny was a co-founder of the South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert Series and founder of the Willow Brook Pet Cemetery. She spent 77 years loving her 5 children, JE "Kip" Shepard and wife Barbara, Charles "Tim" Shepard and wife Sue, Nancy (Shepard) Nation and husband Craig, Anne (Shepard) King and husband Staff, and Elizabeth "Boo" (Shepard) Quenneville and husband Joel. A woman of grace and strength, with a mischievous smile and a welcoming heart, she was known as NeeNee to her 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, JE Shepard IV, his wife Ashley and their children Addison and Aria; Amy (Nation) Hankard and her children Amy, Molly, Samantha, and Destany; Liz (Nation) Zieky, her husband Jon and their children Jake, Connor, Alex, and Chase; Doug Nation and his son Brad; Brittany (King) O'Connor, her husband Dave and their children James, Kade, and Rylin; Morgan (King) Roberts, her husband Dave and his children Daniel, Matthew, and Meghan; James King, his wife Mary-Cristin and their children Ford, Katherine, and Liam; Dylan, Lily, and Anna Quenneville; and extended family, Jane Myslow, her husband Tom and her children Tracey, Jay, Keith, Dana, Melissa and their families. Calling Hours will be held Friday, June 2nd from 4-7pm at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 1pm at the First Congregational Church of South Windsor, 993 Main Street, South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Bunny's memory be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104; First Congregational Church of South Windsor, 993 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074; or Tyler Regional Animal Shelter, 124-126 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06074. For directions or condolences please visit She bid farewell with all her window shades even, the yard neat, and a wish for all animals to be loved.

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