Sheldon (Mickey) N. McKee, Jr, the first
born of six children to Sheldon, Jr. and Mabel Dorothy (Woolley)
McKee, entered the world
on a windy April 16, 1937 in Danbury, CT. He left this world
2 days after Easter April 3, 2018.
He attended Danbury schools, graduating from DHS in 1955, then
West CT State in 1959. His first teaching position was in Voluntown,
CT in Sept. 1959.
On Dec. 28th he married his love, Gloria M. Urban. After his
second year in Voluntown, He then moved to the Newtown School
System where he continued teaching for the next 33 years, including
many happy years at Sandy Hook School. He was truly alive in
From 1961 to 1968, he and Gloria had 5 children. He worked several
additional jobs besides his teaching job so Gloria could stay
home and take care of their family.
His love of American History led to his many trips to Historic
sites and participation in re-enactments honoring Revolutionary
groups, then the establishment of the 17th Conn. Volunteer
Infantry of the Civil War, to honor those from CT that fought
in that war. Many years were spent target
shooting with the Civil War groups. He belonged to Union
40 Masonic Order in Danbury.
He was a volunteer at the New England Air Museum at Windsor Locks
for many years, working in the restoration area. He loved seeing
these old planes come back to life and be put on display in the
Museum. He filled his retirement years making miniature models
of planes, ships, and tanks from scratch pieces of wood, wire,
etc. of planes. His pride and joy were the models he did of the
H.L. Hunley submarine from the Civil War and the Whitehead plane.
He totally believed Mr. Whitehead's plane was prior the Wright
Bros. That controversy is still in debate and probably will never
He and Gloria had 5 children between
1961-1968. He worked several additional jobs besides his teaching
so Gloria could stay home to care of their family. He enjoyed
trips Texas, as well as weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Cape Cod. Once he got to Maine, he always
wanted to get back and did a couple of times. Unfortunately,
his last trip wasn't to be. He took a turn for the worse
from all his illnesses and passed peacefully at home 13
days before his 81st birthday. Mick lived an awesomely full
life doing many more things than are here recorded.
On April 16, 2018, during a torrential
rainstorm, Mick entered St Gregory's Church for his final Mass.
He got his wish at last, getting back to real Church.
Besides his wife, Gloria, of 58 years, he is survived by his
son, Terrence (Deborah) McKee, daughter, Eileen (Richard) Kling,
son, Edward (Victoria) McKee, and twin daughters Lorena (Jason)
Layok, & Karen (Michael) Schulze. He also leaves 8 grandchildren
- Brian (Elizabeth), Katrina, Ian McKee, Amanda and Nicholas
Kling, Erin and Shannon McKee, Tayla J Huenerberg,
his sisters, Gloria D. McKee, Kathleen (Joseph) Pierpaoli, Elizabeth
McKee (OBrien) and brother, James McKee, several nieces
and nephews, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, who
dearly miss him.
Besides his parents, Mick was predeceased by his brother, Thomas
J. McKee. He was joined in 2020 by his nephew, Patrick J. O'Brien
and in 2021 by his sister, Kathleen Pierpaoli