Ledyard - Bette Schissler reunited with her husband, Rob, her parents, Peg and Dan Shea and sister, Maureen, on Monday, July 7, 2014.
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Bette leaves behind a brother, Dan Shea of Niantic; a sister, Meg Turpin of Plainfield; a niece and numerous nephews.
Bette loved to travel having been nearly everywhere, and was ever a tough one to tie down in one place. Ever active, she danced like no one was watching. She had many loves and stayed very active in those loves, some include 1969 - 71 Hartford Ballet, 1960 - 71 Ballroom and children's dance instructor, Dancemaster of America, National Association of Dance and affiliated artists, Hartford Ballet, Private Dance lessons in Hartford, New York and Boston. 1992 - 2002 Bette was involved with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the Bill Library - children's dance program. 1990 - 1993 Ballroom dance instructor, Adult Ed., Norwich Arts Council. Adventures in Lifelong learning.
She also volunteered at Veteran's School 3rd grade class reading to the children and teaching them dance. Bette worked at the Norwich State Hospital until her retiring in 1992. Being a volunteer is definitely something she loved.
In her memory remember,
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, R.S.D.S. Research, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or Veterans' School, 80 Crouch Ave., Norwich, CT 06360.
To share a condolence with the family please visit, www.cummings-gagnefh.com.
Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home
82 Cliff Street Norwich, CT 06360
Published in The Day on July 10, 2014