Grace Josephine Shelc

March 5, 1925 - February 7, 2024

Grace Josephine Shelc, 98, formally of Bellows Falls, VT passed away on February 7, 2024, with her loving family by her side at Keene Center Genesis in Keene, NH.

Grace was born on March 5, 1925, in North Walpole, NH, the daughter of George and Emma (Weiber) Bushway. She was a 1943 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. Grace worked as a telephone operator and served as a caregiver to elderly seniors in their homes. On May 27, 1950, she married Anthony (Tony) Shelc and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until his death in 1991.

A devout Catholic, Grace found great comfort in her faith. Her family will forever miss her, but will be comforted by years of cherished memories.

Surviving are her children, Michael Shelc of Kennesaw, Ga, Mary DeCourcy of Merrimack, NH, Thomas Shelc of Nashua, NH, and Dianne Quigley and her husband, Donald of Goffstown, NH; grandchildren, Mark DeCourcy, Christopher DeCourcy, Patrick Shelc, Elizabeth Shelc, Brian Quigley and Jennifer Quigley; great-grandchildren, Layla, Matthew, Ruby, and Janessa DeCourcy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Grace was predeceased by her seven siblings; brothers, Albert, Bernard, Ernest, Harold and Joseph Bushway and sisters, Gladys Hindes, and Rose Cloutier, and son-in-law, Edward DeCourcy.

The family would like to thank the staff of Keene Center Genesis for the loving care they provided Grace over the last six years.

An hour of visitation will take place on February 15, 2024, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30 AM at St. Charles Church, Cherry Hill in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Westminster.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15 Constitution DR. Suite 1G, Bedford, NH 03110.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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Calling Hours

DATE: February 15, 2024
TIME: 10:00-11:00 AM
WHERE: Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home see map
ADDRESS: 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Funeral Service

DATE: February 15, 2024
TIME: 11:30 AM
WHERE: St. Charles Church see map
ADDRESS: Cherry Hill, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

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