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Eleanor Catherine Shima

May 25, 1948 ~ February 24, 2020

Eleanor Catherine Shima, age 71, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2020. She was born on May 25th in New Jersey to Vincent and Dorothy Walsh. She married her friend and love, Andrew Charles Shima, in October of 1968, who preceded her in death in 2008. Eleanor graduated from Ocean County College and studied social work at Stockton State College.
Eleanor was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She had a sympathetic heart, and always offered a friendly ear. She was compassionate, supportive, fearless, strong and independent. She was beautiful and known for her sparkling blue eyes and her infectious smile.
Eleanor is survived by her four children: Andrew Shima, Christine Casais, Theresa Shima-DeMauro and Tara Shima. She is also survived by seven grandchildren:
Sydney, Ian, Jonathan, Justin, Saryana, Sofia and Trent; and one great-grandchild:
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Judes Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
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Judy Kelly

February 27, 2020, 8:49 pm

So sorry Chrissy and Terri and to your families.

Richard Shima

February 27, 2020, 9:39 pm

Dear Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write this condolence in regards to my sister-in-law.

Just as I never in my life called my brother by his given name of Andrew or even Andy (he will always be “Butzie”), so too I got accustomed to calling Eleanor “Geri”, which is how she was first introduced to us Shimas.

I was my brother’s Best Man when he married, and Geri’s sister Mary (RIP) was the maid of honor. What beautiful sisters!

I was a freshman at Rutgers in 1969 when I visited Butzie and Geri in their apt in Old Bridge for the first time, soon after they had their first child, my nephew, Andy. They were so very happy!

Lots of wonderful memories of family times in New Jersey….I could go on and on.

But for now, let me simply say that as my closest and yes oldest family members depart this world to meet and be with their Maker, I pray that Butz and Geri are reunited for all eternity. This belief is how I can best cope with their passing.


Arlene Meyers

February 28, 2020, 12:18 am

Geri and I were in the Class of ’66 at East Orange Catholic HS. She was always the nicest person and a friend to everyone. I have many fond memories. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Toscano

February 28, 2020, 3:39 am

My condolences on your loss. May she forever rest in piece.


March 2, 2020, 12:37 pm

You will always have a special place in my heart Eleanor, may you rest peacefully, all my love and prayers at this time of sorrow.


March 3, 2020, 1:09 am

Rest in Peace

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