Shirley E. Ozga

Published on Saturday, 28 October 2017 20:58


Shirley E. Ozga, 87, of Bristol, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at home.

Shirley was born in Hartford and was the daughter of the late Francis and Nellie (Hunt) Vincent. She worked at Light Metals in Southington and retired in 1994. Shirley was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Bristol. She loved to crochet blankets for her family.

Shirley is survived by her two sons, Gary Cooper of New Britain and Edward R. Ozga Jr. and his wife Robin of Southington; her daughter, Donna Martin of Naugatuck; her three grandchildren, Patricia, Michael and Edward; and her great-grandchildren, Justin, Allesandra and Ciera. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Edward R. Ozga Sr.; her brother, Edward Vincent; and sister, Mildred Hinson; and her grandson, Joey Ozga.

Funeral rites for Shirley will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. with the procession departing at 9 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Committal service and final resting place will be in South End Cemetery, South End Road, Southington.

Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 east or west, exit 37 (Fienemann Road), right off exit - one mile down on right. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Shirley’s name may be made to Office of Radio & Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712. To extend condolences to the Ozga family or to share a memory of Shirley, please visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Saturday, 28 October 2017 20:58. Updated: Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:01.