Jan Shangraw

posted Jan 2, 2011, 8:06 AM by Gate Island   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 7:11 PM ]
It is with great sadness that we observe the passing of Jan Shangraw this past Saturday, January 1, 2011 from complications relating
to her battle with Acute Leukemia.
 

Mary Janice Bonacker Shangraw

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SHANGRAW, Mary Janice Bonacker, of Sun City Center, Fla., went to be with the Lord January 1, 2011. She was the daughter of Adam and Celanire Bonacker and was born in Albany, N.Y. She graduated from St. John' s Academy in Rensselaer, N.Y., and the College of St. Rose in Albany, with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. After marriage to her college sweetheart, Robert Shangraw, they lived in Norfolk, Va., during his U.S. Navy career. Following his discharge from the Navy, they initially moved to Warehouse Point, Conn., and then lived in East Granby, Conn., for 41 years. During those years, Jan was totally involved in the recovery room at Hartford Hospital and also in her children' s youth activities. She was Cub Scout den mother for four years, then a junior Girl Scout leader for another four years. Bob and Jan moved to Sun City Center, Fla., in 1999. Jan was a community leader, president of the Sun City Center R.N. club, active in Prince of Peace Catholic women' s organization, women' s chorus, food pantry, and security patrol. Jan is survived by her husband and very best friend of 56 years, Robert D. Shangraw; three sons, Robert E. (Patricia) from Tualatin, Ore., Timothy C. (Janet) from Littleton, Colo., and Michael D. (Barbara) from San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and two daughters, Vicki S. (Joseph) Kvedar from Lynnfield, Mass., and Kathi S. Cotugno from Westfield, Mass. Her life centered around her 13 grandchildren, Kirsten, Sarah, and Kathleen Shangraw, David and Emily Shangraw, Matthew, Celanire and Rachel Shangraw, Derek, Julie and Megan Kvedar, and Adam and Joshua Cotugno. She is also survived by her sister, Helen (Anthony) Iacoponi; brother-in-law, Robert Jordan; sister-in-law, Sally Shangraw; cousin, Lorraine (Harvey) Bailey; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Thursday, January 6,

2011, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Mass of The Resurrection will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center or Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
 
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Bob Shangraw
2312 Emerald Lake Drive
Sun City Center, FL  33573
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