SOUTHINGTON — Marianna "Hundy" (Shields) Moody, 78, of South Farms Terrace, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Noel J. Moody.
She was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Providence, R.I., daughter of the late Frank J. and Anna (Flynn) Shields. She received her bachelor's degree from Mt. St. Mary's in New Hampshire. After graduating, she became a school teacher in Rhode Island. In 1979, she moved to Southington with her family, where she worked for the Southington school system until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of the Southington Women's Club and a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her son, Frank Moody and his wife, Joan Sherlock, of Providence, R.I.; her two daughters, Mary Ellen Coe and her husband, Bill, of Watertown and Joan Roberts and her husband, Steve, of Cheshire; and her son, John Moody and his wife, JoAnne, of Unionville. She is also survived by two sisters, Joan S. Tracey and her husband, Bill, of Providence, R.I., and Nancy Bloor of Warwick, R.I.; and a sister-in-law, Beatrice Shields. She leaves her beloved grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah and Megan Coe, Brianna and Kegan Moody, Ashley, Annie and Jack Roberts, Alexandra and Devlin Moody. She was predeceased by a brother, John F. Shields, and a brother-in-law, Carl Bloor.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, to St. Thomas Church for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For online condolences and directions, visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.
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