Shirley (Crampitz) Chizmas

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:43


Shirley (Crampitz) Chizmas, 94, of Bristol, widow of John L. Chizmas, died on Monday, (May 9, 2022) at home. Shirley was born in Bristol on Jan. 24, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Emil and Wanda (Blanc) Crampitz. 

A lifelong Bristol resident, she graduated from Bristol High School, and would go on to meet and marry John and raise her family. She worked part-time in real estate for O.V. Snow Realty. Shirley was an active and devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church, Bristol, where she was a member and past-president of the Dorcas Society. 

She enjoyed gardening, summering on Cape Cod, wintering in Florida, and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley is survived by two children: Jane Theriault and husband, Richard of Bristol; and Jeffrey Chizmas and fiancée and life partner, Laura Leblanc of Middleton, MA and daughters, Rachael and Victoria; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Wenger of Pittsford, NY, and Katherine Abbott of Bristol; two great-granddaughters: Molly and Colleen; and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother: Paul Crampitz and her granddaughter’s husband, Paul Wenger.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, (May 14, 2022) at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol.  Relatives and friends may call at Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday prior to the service between 10 and 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 27 Judd St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Shirley’s memorial website at .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:43. Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:46.