Marjorie Jean (Shine) Ulkus, 86, of Middletown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Middlesex Hospital.
She was born in New Britain on April 19, 1931, to the late Robert and Agnes Shine. Marjorie moved to Middletown in 1956 where she and her husband John raised their family until they moved to Venice, Fla., in 1990 to enjoy an early retirement, abundant sunshine and warm weather. They moved back to Middletown in 2017 to be closer to their growing family, which includes five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandson due in June.
Marge was retired from the city of Middletown as a school crossing guard. During her years in Middletown, Marge was a member of the Middletown Homemakers Club and the Middletown Emblem Club, where she was a past president. While living in Venice, she was active in the Italian Club, Swedish Club and Englewood Elks.
Besides her husband, John, Marge is survived by her son, Richard Ulkus, and his wife, Regina Teixeira of Coral Springs, Fla.; daughters Nancy Stimson and her husband Gregory of Colchester and Lori McCauley and her husband Gary of Middletown; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Shine. Funeral services are incomplete. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To share memories or express condolences online, please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com .
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy, we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near,
And if you listen with your heart you’ll hear.
All of my love around you soft and clear, and
then, when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and