Delia Maxine (Shaw) Cooley, 80, of Hampden, MA and formerly of Enfield, CT, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Baystate Medical Ctr. Springfield, MA. Delia was the beloved wife of 41 years to the late Mervin Cooley, Sr. She was born on May 30, 1938 in Lincoln, Maine to the late Frederick and Ruby (Craig) Shaw. Delia had resided in Hampden, MA for the past 2 years, the Hazardville section of Enfield for 55 years and in Stafford before that. Prior to retiring Delia was employed with Stop & Shop Supermarket, Enfield for 10 years and other supermarkets. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling with family, camping, knitting, crocheting and loved spending time with her dogs “Sassy, Sam, & Lucky.
Delia is survived by her five children; Darlene Spencer Rinaldi, Robby & Maria Spencer, Mervin & Frances Cooley, Diana & David Jordon and daughter-in-law Toni Spencer, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings; Eugene & Beatrice Shaw of Northfield, VT, James & Sandy Shaw of Etowzh, TN, Aileen & Reggie Clark of Hampden, MA, Frederick & Sandy Shaw of Marion, NC, Roxana & Donald Babcock of Stafford Springs, CT, Mary & Steve Riley of Stafford Springs, CT, Debbie & Steve Rozell of Bolton, CT, Sharon & Mike McIntyre of Marion, NC and Robert & Anita Shaw of Enfield, CT, 42 nieces & nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son Leslie Spencer, Jr., a brother Ernest Shaw, and two sisters Patricia Bradway and Brenda Prajzner.
Delia’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield, CT. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March, 30, 2019 with the Funeral Service starting at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield, CT. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the CT Humane Society 701 Russell Rd. Newington, CT 06111.