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New London - Marguerite Elise Shay, 85, of Hamburg Road, Lyme, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

Mrs. Shay was born on April 11, 1929, in Clarens, Switzerland, the daughter of Marc and Cecile Chevallay. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Shay in Jan. of 2013. She had a great love of her home country Switzerland.

She was an accomplished cook and enjoyed cooking for her family, Camp Claire and the Lyme Consolidated School. She loved her time in her garden, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed working at the Lyme Congregational Church, volunteering at the Hamburg Fair, and was a longtime member of the Lyme Fire Department Women's Auxilliary.

Mrs. Shay is survived by her children, Colette Shay of Connecticut, Giselle Chevallay and Don Estes of Vermont, Julie and husband, Martin Grissom, of Louisiana, Marc Shay and Katherine Kamper of Connecticut and Andre Shay of Connecticut. Her grandchildren, Drew Trott and Wendy Kremer of Virginia, Silas Trott and Vannesa Olsen of Connecticut, Danielle and husband Giovanny Pinargote-Rubio of Connecticut, Leif Trott of Washington, Hannah Burnham and Sofia Burnham of Vermont, Stephanie Shay of North Carolina, Sean Marshall of Rhode Island, Roger Grissom and wife Kyra Doughty and great-grandson, Beckett Grissom, of Louisiana, Robert Grissom of Illinois, Richard Grissom of North Carolina and Ryan Grissom of Louisiana.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme.

Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Old Lyme is handling the arrangements.

Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme for photos, tributes, directions and more service information.
Published in The Day on Apr. 24, 2014
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