Shirley (Josephson) Adamowicz

Published on Friday, 19 June 2020 18:31


Shirley (Josephson) Adamowicz, 84, of Middletown wife of the late Raymond ‘Butch” Adamowicz, died June 5, 2020, at her home with her family and a Pepsi by her side. Shirley was born in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Harold “Happy” and Helen (Egan) Josephson. Prior to her retirement, Shirley worked for SNET as a repair dispatcher for many years. She was a communicant of Saint Pius X Church and active with many of their organizations. Shirley is survived by a daughter, Jill Zaniewski (Peter) of Berlin, three grandsons, Ronald Pelletier (Jennifer) of Berlin, Michael Pelletier (Violet) of Marlborough, Kevin Pelletier (Kristen) of Middlefield, eight great grandchildren, Tyler, Nolan, Darren, Ashlynn, Leala, Cooper, Emma, Warren. A brother, Harold Josephson (Paddy) of East Berlin, a brother-in-law, Henry Adamowicz of Florida, two sister-in-laws, Laura Johnson of Ohio, Laurie Adamowicz of Cromwell and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was a much loved and respected mom, gramma, aunt and friend who was up for most adventures and challenges. Shirley was always available to listen, advise or just help in anyway you needed her to. My dad would often just shake his head because my mother would bring anyone home for a holiday dinner if they appeared to be alone, even if she didn’t know them. There were also so many people that lived with us just because they needed to at the time. Shirley’s family would like to thank Middlesex Hospice for the care, compassion, and support they showed Shirley and her family.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Weiss Hospice Unit c/o Dept. of Philanthropy 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or express condolences online please visit .

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Friday, 19 June 2020 18:31. Updated: Friday, 19 June 2020 18:33.