BROOKLYN, Mich.- Mary Ellen Shugg, 64, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at home while surrounded by loving family.
She was born on April 17, 1949, in Southington, Conn., to Charles and Helen Uznanski. Mary Ellen married Russell Shugg on Feb. 1, 1969, in Southington.
Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Russell; mother, Helen (Leitz) Uznanski; daughter, Kathleen Shugg-Hileman; sons, Christopher (Julie) Shugg and Bradley (Melissa) Shugg; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Uznanski. Mary Ellen's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of her life. She also enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and backgammon.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Gene Davis Banquet Hall in Vandercook Lake, MI. A Celebration of Life and then dinner will immediately follow. Considerations for memorial contributions are: Wallingford Land Trust in Wallingford, CT; The CJD Foundation, Inc; the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center.