Obituary of Walter C. Shelmet, Sr.
Walter C. Shelmet, Sr.,79, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Plainsboro, NJ.
Born in Trenton, NJ, he was a lifelong area resident. Walter is a retiree of the US Postal Service (Circle Branch), where he was employed as a Letter Carrier and later as a Supervisor after 35 years of service. Walter was a Parishioner at The Church of St. Ann for 59 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Walter will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Predeceased by his parents Walter and Jean Shelmet, granddaughter Cassie Vaccaro, sister Shirley Cascone, his brother William Shelmet, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Charles and Myrtle Connell; he is survived by his wife of 59 years Patricia Connell Shelmet; his children and their spouses Patrice and Michael Hennessy, Sr., Pamela Vaccaro and Walter C. Jr., and Jeri Shelmet; his grandchildren Shannon Hennessy Pulaski and husband Matthew, Ashley Hennessy Talamo and her husband Philip, Michael Hennessy, Jr. and his wife Rachel, Christopher Hennessey Sr. and his wife Jordan, Jillian, Vaccaro, Faith Vaccaro, Samantha Shelmet, Walter C. Shelmet, III and Lauren Shelmet; his great-grandchildren Brooke, Riley and Luke Pulaski, Philip and Hailey Talamo, Christopher Hennessy, Jr., Michael Hennessy, III and Chloe Gray; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:30AM at The Church of St. Ann, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Interment will follow at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Ewing Twp.
Relatives and friends can call on Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30AM at The Church of St. Ann.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Walter’s memory to The Church of St. Ann, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (national headquarters) 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814.