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Gwendolyn T. Shiel

August 2, 1934 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 87)


Gwendolyn T. Shiel, 87, of Darlington Twp., formerly of Lafayette, Louisiana, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her residence.  Born August 2, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Archie J. Terrebonne and Julia Bloemer.  She graduated from Dominican High School and the former Hotel Dieu School of Nursing.  She worked for 29 years as a psychiatric nurse at Acadiana Mental Health in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Gwen loved square dancing, ceramics, trail-riding, playing Canasta and Monopoly.  She was a devout Catholic who loved God and the church.  Her best quality was that she always had something positive to say to everyone, with a smile on her face!  She was married for 40 years to Fred H. Shiel, Jr. who was the love of her life.  She remained committed to him in her heart for her whole life.

She is survived by her five children:  David W. Shiel, Sharon S. (Brett) Hudson, James B.(Marcy) Shiel, Julie I. (Stephen) Davies, and Michael P. Shiel, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great- great grandchildren. 

In accordance with her wishes, all services will be private.


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