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Darlene M. McPhail

April 11, 1968 January 28, 2019
Darlene M. McPhail
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HARWINTON – Darlene M. McPhail, 50, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2019 at her Mom’s home surrounded by her loving family after a long, courageous battle. She was the devoted wife of Peter McPhail for 5 years. Born April 11, 1968 in Torrington; the daughter of Frances (Rosenbeck) Shandra and the late Joseph “Jake” Shandra. Darlene graduated from Torrington High School, Class of 1987. She was a very hardworking Machinist at Altra Industrial Motion for 12 years. She enjoyed skiing, camping and spending time with her family and friends. She loved the band Journey. In addition to her husband, she leaves two cherished sons, Brandon Colgan and Daron Colgan; stepchildren, Peter McPhail, Jr. (Daphne), Megan McPhail and Benjamin McPhail; brother, Edward Doty; stepsiblings, Frederick Shandra (Mary Anne), Joseph Shandra, Jr. (Nancy) and Francine Shandra; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 1 - 4 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church, Winsted at 11 AM. Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Winsted in the spring. Visit an online guestbook at


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