Obituary: Arthur T. Egan, 73, Beloved Husband, Father of Kathleen Shelnitz

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Apr 262014

obit vet hospArthur T. Egan, 73, of West Haven, passed away on April 20, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones.

Loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather to wife Priscilla Mason Egan; daughters, Laura (Henry) Torniero of Naugatuck, Nancy (Neil) Cavallaro of West Haven, and Kathleen (Michael) Shelnitz of Orange; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Andrea Torniero, Lindsey, Catherine, and Connor Cavallaro, and Katie and Zachary Shelnitz.

Arthur was born to the late Arthur J. and Vivian Stuart Egan on April 28, 1940, and was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Suprenant.

Arthur was an Air Force Veteran, a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Blinded Veterans Association. After receiving his MBA from University of New Haven, he worked as a Blind Rehabilitation Specialist at the VA Hospital in West Haven until his retirement in 2003.

Arthur enjoyed going on vacations with his family, working in the yard, and building many items in his workshop over the years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 31, 2014, at Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT, followed by a gathering for friends and family.

Funeral services are in care of West Haven Funeral Home.

For online condolences please visit the website at www.westhavenfuneral.com.

Donations may be made in Arthur’s memory to Smilow Cancer Hospital, c/o Office of Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508; or the Blinded Veterans Association, 477 H Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20001-2694.