Stephen E. Shipman, 69

Stephen E. Shipman, of Weston, Conn., passed away at the Norwalk 
Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., on Jan. 1, 2012, at the age of 69.
A funeral service was held for Stephen on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 
11 a.m. at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg.  Father Tom 
Eichenberger, of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Parish officiated the 
service. A visitation was held prior to the funeral service from 10 
a.m. to 11 a.m.  Interment took place at St. Francis Borgia Catholic 
Cemetery, in Mequon.

Contributions in Stephen’s name may be made to the Boy Scouts of 
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Stephen was born on April 16, 1942, in Orange, N.J., the son of 
Catherine (nee Lochart) Shipman and Charles Shipman. He graduated 
from Boston University with a degree in finance, and went on to work 
on Wall Street for almost 40 years. He was last employed by the 
Dreyfus Corp./Mellon Bank Corp. in the Equity Trading Department.
Stephen married Joan Armbruster, of Cedarburg, on Jan. 3, 1987, in 
Cedarburg.  Their marriage was blessed with three sons.

Stephen volunteered for the local Boy Scout troops in Weston, Conn., 
and Georgetown, Conn., and served on the board for the Weston Soccer 
Organization. He truly loved life, and enjoyed spending his free time 
with his family and extended family in Wisconsin.  Stephen also took 
great pride in the restoration of an old farm house, which was his 
first home that he had purchased.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joan Armbruster; sons, 
Stephen Shipman Jr., Robert Shipman and Michael Shipman; mother, 
Catherine Shipman; father-in-law, Robert Armbruster; sister, Sue 
(Charles) Rutkowski; sister-in-law, Wendy (Benjamin) Diaz; and 
brothers-in-law, John (Pat) Armbruster and Peter (Therese) 
Armbruster. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other 
relatives and friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Charles Shipman; and 
mother-in-law, Mary Aileen Armbruster.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.