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Pelham Funeral Home
Wednesday April 6th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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St. Catharine's Church
Thursday April 7th, 2022
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Thursday April 7th, 2022

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Shirley M. Hintzen

Shirley M. Hintzen of Pelham, New York passed away on March 31st, 2022. She was 93 years old. Born in New Rochelle to Henry and Margaret Seitz.  Shirley was the youngest out of three children. Shirley attended the Albert Lennard School and after graduating from High School she would start her career as a hairdresser. In 1953 Shirley would meet her husband of 66 years; William Hintzen. The two met at the beach and two years later married at the Blessed Sacrament church in New Rochelle. They would move from Yonkers to Pelham where they would raise their four children: Darlene, William, James, and Margaret. 

Shirley was a devout Catholic and member of St. Catherine R.C. Church. She also loved to spend time with family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved hosting holiday parties for friends and family. She was known for throwing an over the top St. Patrick’s day holiday party.

Shirley will be remembered as wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was caring, strong willed, sassy and one of a kind. She was very loving and would do anything for family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Shirley is survived by her children; Darlene Paolercio, William (Lisa) Hintzen, James (JoAnn) Hintzen, and Margaret (Eugene) Eskildsen. Her beloved grandchildren; Joseph Paolercio Jr., Christopher (Amanda) Paolercio, Keri Paolercio, Brendan Hintzen, Megan (Dan) Zaleski, Madeline (Gil) Hintzen, JT Hintzen, Joelle Hintzen, Hailley (Alex) Botbyl, Sean (Mackenzie) Eskildsen, Kyle Eskildsen, and Zachary Eskildsen. She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Charlotte Paolercio, Michael Paolercio, Isla Botbyl and Everly Zaleski. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews; Clifford (Karen) Wolf, Donna (Tim) Kearins, and Judy Wolf. She is predeceased by her husband; William Hintzen, her brother; Harry Seitz, her sister; Dorothy (Clifford) Wolf.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham New York on Wednesday, April 6th from 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Catharine’s Church located at 25 Second Avenue, Pelham, New York on Thursday, April 7th at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com

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Long time friend, sorry to hear of her passing.
Mildred Seacord

Mildred Seacord Apr 14 2022 3:50 PM

I grew up with Jimmy and was always welcomed at their home. My prayers are with the family. Dean LaPera

Dean LaPera Apr 7 2022 8:59 PM

Thank you, Mrs. Hintzen, for allowing us to use your home as our play yard…and for your saintly patience for the broken windows, dented doors, trampled grass, crushed hedges, loosened roof tiles, and M80’s in the pool that resulted from our ball playing and mischievousness. You loved us all, and I will miss your bubbly laughter. My condolences to the family—may her soul be at peace.

Ed Kim Apr 6 2022 12:23 PM

Mick and I send our deepest sympathy to each of you. Your mom was a very special and wonderful woman. Her love for her children and family was always a constant and enduring part of her, and that love lives on in everyone of you. Wish we were there to give love and hugs. Ellie and Mick

Ellie and Mick Spillett Apr 5 2022 3:25 PM

Bill and family,

I was always treated like a member of the family by your Mom whenever I can by. My condolences on your loss. She was a special lady.

Vin Benefico Apr 5 2022 2:28 PM