John C. Shanabrough Sr., age 89, of Shelton, passed away on September 19, 2014 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.

He was born in Harrisburg, PA and was an area resident most of his life.

He was a WWII Navy veteran, a Mason, and he worked for the United Illuminating Company for many years before his retirement. John loved life, his family, and UCONN basketball.

The family wishes to thank the entire medical staff on Sixth Floor South and the Carolton Chronic Convalescent Home.

He was predeceased by his wife Theresa.

He is survived by his children John Jr., and his wife Marya of Shelton and Nancy Shanabrough of Shelton; his grandchild Erik; his two sisters Adele Fitzsimmons and her husband Bud of Methuen, MA, and Rae Pecorelli and her husband Nick of Bridgeport; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Interment will be private. Friends may greet the family on Monday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cardiac Floor , Six South Telemetry Unit 2800 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06606.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.mullinsfh.com.