January 31, 1931 - January 20, 2016
Nettie Shipman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20th, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Stamford, CT on January 31, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William and Rhea (Gartenberg) Urmann. She was a graduate of Stamford High School in Stamford, CT and NYU Stern School of Business in 1952. Upon graduation, she worked as a legal secretary in Manhattan and then, after marriage, moved to Morristown, NJ where she was an Administrative Assistant for Combustion Engineering. She moved to Norwalk, CT in 1961 where she raised her family. She was predeceased by her best friend and husband, Stanley Shipman.
A resident of Norwalk for over 50 years, she was a member of Temple Shalom and a Life Member of Hadassah. She was also previously a member of the B’nai B’rith organization. She was dedicated to her family and friends and enjoyed reading, politics and American history. Her wonderful sense of humor, quick wit and warm spirit will truly be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is survived by her son, Gregg Shipman and his wife Marci of Glastonbury, CT, her daughter, Roberta Tatulli and her husband Chris of Trumbull, CT, four grandchildren, Daniel, Michael and Andrew Shipman of Glastonbury and Zachary Tatulli of Trumbull.
Services will take place on Tuesday, January 26th at 11:00 AM at Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Burial will follow at the Independent Hebrew Society/ Temple Shalom Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to: Hadassah, c/o Wendy Engel, 12 Princess Pine Road, Norwalk, CT 06850