Amanda Raye (Shamp) Muroski, affectionately known as Mommy, Mom, Mandy, Gelf, and lady person who feeds and walks me (the dog), to her bustling family of six, left this world all too suddenly on the morning of Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born Dec. 6, 1978.
She leaves behind Ella, 8 (the bookworm), Aiden, 6 (the engineer), Willow, 3 (the punk rocker), Coa, age unknown (the warrior dog), Sean, 44 (aka Dada, Kiwi and the guy who feeds and throws the ball with me [the dog]), her loving parents, Richard Dwight and Janice Raye Shamp, as well as a slew of friends and family who will miss her dearly. She had many unfinished plans – making more live edge tables, relaxing in Key West with Sara, backpacking with Sean, traveling across the country with the Montanez family, traveling to Bali, vacationing at the beach with her extended family, sitting in a rocking chair with her cousin as an old lady, celebrating her nine-year wedding anniversary, and numerous of her children’s “firsts” – crushes, kisses, dances, breakups, fender-benders, college searches, weddings, grandkids and a billion other things that could never fit on this page.
Her smile would light up any room. Her laughter could shatter glass in those same rooms depending on how good, or bad, the joke was. As a mother, she was selfless, always there no matter the situation. Just don’t cross her or you’d end up in timeout! As a wife, she was beautiful, caring and amazingly patient. As a daughter, she was loving, fiercely independent, and endlessly adventurous. As a friend, she was brutally honest. As a cousin/sister, she was a partner in crime, juicy gossiper and trashy book sharer. She had a love for art and creating. From oils to lotions, from photography to knitting, from pottery to woodworking, from breakfast until dinner, from morning until night, she put love into everything she did. Anyone who has ever been in a room with her could sense it. We never thanked her enough for all she did for us; we never could, even if we thanked her every moment of every day. We will miss her like nothing else; she is irreplaceable. She will never be forgotten, and we only need to look into the eyes of her children to see her love.
“The most loving mother to her kids. She always brought all her extended family together at holidays and special occasions, Love from Pat (Sean’s Mom).”
“I want to hug and hold her forever. She is the most important part of my life and I will always love her for ever and ever. She was always working on projects with her dad. Her spirit will always live in our hearts. Love, Mommy and Daddy”
“A redhead through and through … Beautiful inside and outside. Her love for her family was enormous. Sean and her children were her everything, and she had so many dreams for the future. We loved her visits in the summer to use the pool, the many trips to Stone Harbor, Easter egg hunts, and family holidays. A country girl, or a city girl who loved people (but not all)! Love, Aunt Barbara”
“I will always remember our serious, long, conversations. Love, Uncle Erik”
“Amanda’s light will never go out; it will shine on forever in the people she touched. We love you Manda Raye. Uncle Seth and Kailey”
“Man, Mander, Mandy, there are few childhood memories that don’t include her. The only sister I have ever known, she has been next to me for all of the big and small moments of my life. She became her truest self when she met Sean and became a mom. She was beautifully happy inside her crazy, loud, messy life. Love, Melissa”
“I loved her and she will always be in my heart. She was the best aunt ever. Love, Henry”
“I will always remember our fun times at the beach, building sandcastles and boogie boarding. Love, Charlie”
“I will never forget the day you replaced my toothpaste tube with sour cream and laughed hysterically as I brushed them with a dumbfounded look on my face. That was the type of person you were and one of the ten thousand reasons why I married you. I will miss you dearly. My heart is broken. I love you so much. Sean”
Along with her husband and three children, Amanda is survived by her parents, Dwight and Janice (Lueddeke) Shamp, mother-in-law, Pat Budzyn, aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.
Her family will receive friends during a walk-through visitation from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury, Conn. Masks and social distancing are being followed, and as such, the visitation line may extend outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy, in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation at epilepsy.com in her name. Please visit Amanda’s Book of Memories at vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.