Services Announced for Beloved Andrea Shriffin

Funeral services for Orange resident Andrea Shiffrin will be held at Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St, New Haven, Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

A period of mourning will be observed at 450 Pinetree Drive in Orange, Thursday from 6-8 p.m.{{more}}

Shiffrin, 70, of Orange, passed away peacefully Aug. 5 in her home after a courageous 32-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Irving, of 27 years.

Born Aug. 20, 1942 in Manhattan, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Naomi Layman, she was the mother of Marci (Jomathan) Lefkowitz Wagner, Tx.; Steven (Stacy) Lefkowitz, N.Y., Traci (Bruce) Coyle Nabors, Milford; John R. Coyle, Oregon; and Glenn (Kim) Shiffrin, Guilford.

She was the sister of the late Cathie (Bill) Leete, Cheshire; and Joseph (Annie) Layman, N.C. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Max, Victoria, Brooke, Jacob, Matthew, Justin, Allie and Lainey; and nieces and nephews.

Shiffrin graduated from Norwalk High School, received a BA from the University of Vermont and a Masters degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

After a long career as a speech pathologist in the Shelton School District, she became a Realtor, most recently with Coldwell Banker in Orange.

She was active with many groups in Orange, in particular as board member of the Orange Arts and Culture Council and Orange Community Women. She was an active member of the Orange Players, performing, producing and directing numerous shows as well as writing a few of her own that were performed at Temple Emanuel in Orange.

Other community activities included volunteering as a Relay for Life chaperone, Speical Olympics swim coach and with the Orange Democratic Town Committee, which recently honored her many years of involvement.

In the obituary, the family thanked the nurses and doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Milford Hospital and Connecticut Hospice for their kindness, support and understanding.

“Additional heartfelt gratitude is extended to Andrea’s special caregivers, Ester and Sadys, who showed tremendous compassion in her final days.”

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045 or to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Box 27108, New York, N.Y. 10087.