Jacqueline “Jackie” (Cain) Shouldice, age 55 of Newington, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21, 2019. Jackie was born on February 1, 1963 in Springfield, MA and was raised in Suffield, CT by her parents, Marilou (Blodgett) and James William Cain, Jr. As a child, she enjoyed school, drawing, painting, and the outdoors, especially snowmobiling and other activities with her grandparents, Eileen (Fleming) and Ray Blodgett. She graduated from Suffield High School in 1981, then attended Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Business Education. She met Christopher Shouldice in college and they married 1987. They settled in East Windsor, CT, where Jackie was a stay-at-home mom to their four children. Jackie was a volunteer for many organizations, a leader for both Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, and was very involved with her children’s schools. Jackie most enjoyed spending time as a family, especially summers in Vermont, and vacations to Disney. She loved art, reading, travel, her dogs, and socializing with friends & family. Jackie is survived by her mother, Marilou Modeen of East Windsor; her husband, Christopher of East Windsor; her daughter, Shannon Belanger and her husband, Chad of Newington; a son, Patrick Shouldice of Norwalk; daughters Kelly and Bridget Shouldice of Newington; and an extensive family. She was predeceased by her loving grandparents, Raymond and Eileen Blodgett. Jackie’s smile will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26th at Saint Phillips Church, 150 South Main St., East Windsor, CT. Per Jackie’s request, family and friends are asked to gather directly at the church. Burial is private, to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jackie’s name can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or online at www.kidney.org. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.
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