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Theresa Shumbo Pulcini, 83, of Deep River passed away peacefully after a short illness on April 6 at Middlesex Hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1937, to Stanley and Mark (Kurek) Shumbo, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Paul T. Pulcini.
Terry grew up in Moodus, graduating from Nathan Hale High School, and later lived her married life in Deep River. She leaves behind her daughter Mary (Paul) Narducci and her son Thomas Pulcini, both of Deep River, along with her four grandchildren who meant the world to her: Nikki and Nathan Narducci and Ryan and Jake Pulcini. She was predeceased by her brothers, Roger, Edward, Stephen, Theodore, Stanley, Louis, Frank, John, and Joseph, along with her sisters, Kathryn Koritkowski, Anne Minor, and Agnes Spiwak. Terry also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Terry retired from Whelen Engineering in 2000 and was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s in Chester. Terry loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Terry loved to cook and bake and especially loved to make her famous Polish galumpkis while listening to polkas. Terry, when feeling lucky, loved to hit the Mohegan Sun slots, and grab lunch after, if there was any money left over. Terry was very caring; she had a “Heart of Gold” and would give anything she had to anyone. She loved watching the UConn women’s basketball team and cheering for her Yankees.
In the past two years, she was very grateful to have the Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley care for her, along with her personal caretakers, with special thanks to Carol Arpin for her personal touch.
A graveside service will be held for Theresa beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, in the Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street, Deep River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deep River Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Deep River, CT 06417 or the Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT 06409.
To share a memory or express a condolence to Mrs. Pulcini’s family, please visit www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements are by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.