Shelly Schumaker Iorizzo

HANNIBAL, NY – Shelly Schumaker Iorizzo started her new life on Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Shelly was 47 years old.

Shelly Schumaker Iorizzo
Shelly Schumaker Iorizzo

She’s survived by a loving family: her husband, Lou; their children, Tyler and Monica; stepchildren, Vanessa, Luciano III (Dana) and their two children, Daniel and Lydia.

Shelly is also survived by her parents, Gary and Joy Schumaker; her sister, Sherry (Jim) Best; brother, Wayne (Sarah) Schumaker and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

First and foremost, Shelly was a devoted mother.

Her love was unconditional and gave her the determination to face terminal illness, enduring treatments willingly to give her one more month, week, day or minute with her children.

Shelly was all about relationships.

Her sharp wit and laughter attracted many friends, especially her husband.

Together, they built their life and family, making lasting relationships in New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Arizona and Virginia.

Shelly will be deeply missed for her passion for life and compassion for others.

She was an excellent cook, the life of any party and overwhelmingly generous.

Her selfless nature was present throughout her life.

Her final gift was the gift of sight through the donation of her corneas so that others may see life through her eyes.

There was a service held in Williamsburg, Va., on Sunday.

Family and friends will also celebrate Shelly in her hometown of Hannibal on April 10 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. with service to follow.

Shelly’s lifelong love of music can be honored through memorial contributions to the Williamsburg Music Club, P.O. Box 1808, Williamsburg, Va. 23187.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Sherry I am so sorry for your loss and my condolences to your family as well may she rest in peace and smile down on her entire family from her new home in heaven with God.

    Lonna (Darling) Orta

  2. Our deepest and sincerest sympathy goes out to all of you ,as you say your last good byes to your mom,sister, aunt,wife and daughter.God bless all of you and may you know when ever you are feeling all alone and lost that’s when her angel will come and comfort you knowing that she is still with all of you. In Love Cindy Mulcahey

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