Myrtle Cunningham

Obituary of Myrtle J. Cunningham

At home, June 23,2010, with her loving family at her side, Myrtle J. Walker Cunningham, 92, of North High St., East Haven. Beloved wife of the late George F. Cunningham Sr. Mother of George F. ( Joy ) Cunningham Jr. of North Haven, Jeanette ( Jack ) D'Andrea of North Haven and Joan ( Wes ) Shaffner of Guilford. Grandmother of Laura ( Dave ) Donle, Kristen Couture, Sara Cunningham, Steven Cunningham, Mark Cunningham, Jeffrey Cunningham, Jenn Shaffner , Lindsey Shaffner, Erin Shaffner, Sherry D'Andrea and Shelby D'Andrea. Great grandmother of Dylan and Ella Couture and Austin Donle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Orville and Ethel Norton Walker, her step mother Lucille Dean Walker and her sisters Lucy Walker, Ethel Ralston and Winifred Masiulis. Born March 1,1918 in New Haven, she was a graduate of the former Commercial High School in New Haven and was employed during WW2 at Winchester Arms Co. and then worked for many years as an inspector for Echlin Manufacturing in Branford from where she retired. Myrtle was an active and longtime member of Christ and the Epiphany Church in East Haven where she had served as an usher. She donated much of her time over the years to several charitable oorganizations including Columbus House and FISH. Funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 in Christ and the Epiphany Church. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CT. Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to Christ and the Epiphany Church Memorial Fund, 39 Park Pl., East Haven, CT 06512. Arrangements are with the Clancy Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven.
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