Rose Shelanskas

Rose V. Shelanskas (Vella)

Friday, May 23rd, 1930 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Rose Lillian (Vella) Shelanskas, 89, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Raymond Shelanskas, passed away on April 13, 2020. Ray and Rose were married for 61 years, a marriage that they both treasured. She was born May 23, 1930 in Thompsonville, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Jackamore) Vella. Rose worked for the Town of Suffield for 28 years, but she devoted her life to taking care of her family. Rose enjoyed shopping with her friends at Cape Cod, playing cards with her family and making trips to the casino. She also loved to go out to eat and end with her favorite dessert. But her special skill was cooking and baking for all. Rose was a big fan of the New York Yankees, UCONN basketball, and the New England Patriots. Her greatest joy in life were her five grandsons and meeting her first great grandchild in January. Rose leaves her daughter Carol Bartus and her husband Edward, her son John Shelanskas and his wife Lisa, her cherished grandsons Steven Bartus and his wife Thishani, Brian Bartus and his girlfriend Kristin, Aaron Shelanskas and his girlfriend Melissa, David Shelanskas and his wife Desiree, Mark Shelanskas, and her great grandson Archie Shelanskas. Rose also leaves her sister Louise Desrocher of Enfield and many favorite nieces and nephews who “all get along.” Rose was predeceased by her two brothers Alphonse Vella and Charles Vella, and three sisters Josephine Fede, Eugenia Vella, and Ann Aloisa. She also leaves us with many fond memories of great times with good friends and family. We would also like to thank the many loving caregivers for the help we received during her life. Your care was much appreciated. Due to the current health crisis a memorial service will be done at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Suffield Community Aid, 450 South St, Suffield, CT. 06078
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    Hazardville Cemetery
    North & Elm Streets
    enfield, CT 06082
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Johnna smyth

Posted at 12:15am
Rose was a beautiful lady inside and out! She will be missed by many!

Kim Zaczynski

Posted at 04:34pm
John, Carol, families. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Kim Zaczynski


Posted at 10:15am
Rose was one of a kind,taught me how to count and balance the schools money.A very witty girl and always ready to pitch anywhere she was needed.I enjoyed working with Rose at McAlister.
God Bless her family and keep them safe
Linda Smith


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