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“To the Family of Elmore Shell, Lt. Shea VFW Auxiliary to VFW Post 201 of Waterbury, Ct. want you to know that your loved one is in our thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Betty Fries - Naugatuck, CT

“To the Family of Elmore Shell, Lt. Shea VFW Auxiliary to VFW Post 201 of Waterbury, Ct. want you to know that your loved one is in our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Betty Fries - Naugatuck, CT

“Our deepest sympathy 2 Glaydes & fam 4 tha passin of their luv 1 stay strong his luv lives on god bless ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Lindenise Weaver - Waterbury, CT

“May the Lord give you and your family comfort at this time. Psalms 116:15. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Anthony Piland, Sr. - MA - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to the Shell family ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Toni Fisher - Hartford, CT

“My deepest sympathy to the Shell familytt ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Toni Fisher - Hartford, CT

“I am sorry for your loss! You truly have my sympathy. Elmore from what I have been told was a great man. I never got to met him but just trust and...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Ms Carlos Haynes - Columbia, SC

“I'm barabara young cousin I meet you a long time a go .sorry for your lost ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Gretchen Campbell - Spartanburg, SC

“Gladys, Kristalynn, Karen and granddaughters, and AnnMy heart goes out to all of you during this time. Elmore was my favorite cousin. I can remember...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly Hatten - Columbia, SC

“To Gladys, Kristalynn, Karen, granddaughters, and Ann ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly Hatten - Columbia, SC

“My deepest sympathy to the Shell family. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Snowden - Bronx, NY

“I HAVE MANY MEMORIES TO HOLD DEAR TO MY HEART. WE WERE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY FRIENDS THE MEMORIES ALL GOOD ARE TOO NUMEROUS TO WRITE DOWN. ...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: SABRINA WRIGHT - columbia, SC

“To Gladys I remember our talk many years ago you said I'm waiting for my boyfriend in the military I said what if you see someone else you like you...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Dorothy Lawson Damon - Edgewood, MD

“So sorry for your loss ,you have our condolences. May God give you strength and peace as only he can give . Our prayers continue with you! ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: James&Gloria Matthews - Orlando, FL

“Praying for the family gone to miss him/Gladys we know you love him but God love him best ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Richard Herbert - Dallas, NC

“To the Shell Family....My deepest Sympathy. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Helen Rountree Austin - CT

“Krislynn & Family im sending you all my Heartfelt Condolences in the loss of your Beloved one...Please know i am here my friend if theres anything i...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Eason - Waterbury, CT

“My Deepest Condolences to the Shell Family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Connie Hall - Waterbury, CT

“You all are in my prayers continuously... May you be covered in His strength and comfort. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Stevenson - CT

“To the family, you have my deepest condolences, if i can be of any help please call. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Rosemary Kinion - Wtby, CT

“Mr. Shell was a gracious and kind man, a principled individual who was a joy to know. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Thaddeus Cuffee - Virginia Beach, CT


Mr. Elmore "Moe" Shell, 77, of Waterbury, CT was called home to glory from St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 surrounded by family. He was the husband of Gladys (Hallums) Shell for 53 years.

Elmore was born November 21, 1939 in Columbia, SC. the son of the late Edgar and Susanna (Johnson) Shell.

After moving to Waterbury in 1946, he graduated Slocum School in 1954 and W.F. Kaynor Technical High School in 1958. After graduation, Mr. Shell joined the United States Marine Corp. and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was employed by Biondi Steel Bit and Drill, Pratt & Whitney as a Senior Support Service Supervisor in which he retired from in 1993. Even after his retirement, Elmore continued to work with the United States Post Office & Terminex. His final position was Job Developer and Director of Maintenance at W.O.I.C.. As a result of his dedication to serving his community, he received several awards: past member Waterbury Democratic Town Committee, Former Vice President of Warner Gardens Co-op, Vice Chair of the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee, Past Commander of the William Wilson Post #135 American Legion, Former Board member of New Opportunities Inc., Past Vice President of the Need Action Federal Credit Union, Formal Chairman of Berkeley Warner Gardens Food Co-op, Member of the Black Mayor for a day committee. Elmore was nominated for Black Mayor for a day several years in a row, although he declined the position, he was still presented with an award for appreciation. Mr. Shell was also a member of William Wilson Post 135. He was a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church since 1954 where he served on the Senior Usher Board and Trustee Board where Elmore was a former chairman.

Mr. Shell was a well respected, proud U.S. Marine and devoted family man. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his devoted daughters Kristalynn Shell of Waterbury and Karen Shell of Suffolk, VA; a dedicated sister, Suzanne S. Wade of Waterbury, 3 granddaughters, Shantelle Nock, Jazmine and JaLynn Trotter; one great-granddaughter, Mikenzi France; two aunts of Columbia, S.C., a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.