****Friends and family are invited to gather for a celebration of life picnic in memory of Corrie on Saturday, July 22 at 4 pm at 35 Shadow Church Lane, Valatie. Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Thursday, July 20. http://bit.ly/44MejwL
Donations in honor of Corrie may be made to the OneWorld Community Health Center. OneWorld is working closely with Corrie's family and friends to ensure monetary donations go towards carrying on Corrie's legacy, promoting staff wellness to elevate patient care. Please indicate the donation is for "Greatest Need" and dedicate the gift in memory of Corrie Shattenkirk. https://bit.ly/44Ous57
We also invite everyone who has a memorable story or thought about Corrie to share it on Corrie's Memorial Wall. https://bit.ly/3OdkRz4
We are immensely grateful for all who knew and loved Corrie, thank you for being a special part of her life.
Corrie Honora Shattenkirk, 39, of Sleepy Hollow (Westchester County), passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 10. Born July 18, 1983, she was the daughter of Chuck (Lisa LaBrie) Shattenkirk and Darla (Richard) Skiermont.
Corrie is also survived by her sister, Jill (Mike Mescia) Shattenkirk; her brother, Sean (Kate Minahan) Shattenkirk; her niece, Evelyn Mescia and nephew, William Shattenkirk; her aunts and uncles, Maureen and Dave Mooney and Kate Shattenkirk and Mark Byrd; and uncle Bill Van Alstyne; and step-sisters, Emily (Garrett and Rosie Kipp) Maresca and Kate Maresca, in addition to many other cherished family members and friends whom Corrie loved deeply.
Corrie's friendships were the heart and soul of her life, with many beginning in elementary school at Ichabod Crane. Her closest friends were Kristen (Clark) Boyar, Melissa (Donohue) Vooris, Sarah Daggett, Josh Meyer, and Kate Stein.
In addition to being a beloved friend and family member, she was dedicated to her career as a midwife, cared about serving others, and was passionate about creating new experiences and adventures.
She was an accomplished traveler, having visited locations such as Morocco, Colombia, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Mexico, in addition to many destinations across the United States. She made a solo cross country road trip and hiked in several national parks across the Midwest and South. She loved meeting local people, learning about the culture, and trying new foods.
As a certified midwife, Corrie was trusted counsel for several friends and family members throughout their pregnancies, deliveries, and postpartum experiences. She considered it an honor, priority, and great joy to provide this intimate and crucial birthing support. Corrie also cared deeply about women's and reproductive rights and attended the Women's March in January 2017 in Washington, DC with her Aunt Maureen.
Corrie valued working in underserved communities, and providing support to anyone who needed an advocate. Her fluency in Spanish was a skill she held dearly, as it enabled her to communicate effectively and empathetically with her patients and their families, and she was often called upon to interpret for colleagues and other caregivers. She was a careful listener, and went above and beyond to help everyone she knew, not only in the clinic, but often answering calls from personal friends with medical questions late into the night.
Living simply was a central theme in Corrie's life. She idolized the lifestyle of Jessica Fletcher, Angela Lansbury's character in the Murder, She Wrote series, and could envision herself writing stories, living in a quaint, small town, and riding her bike everywhere.
Corrie and her mom shared a passion for Duke basketball and had a spirited rivalry with the "misguided" UNC fans in her family - namely, her father, sister, and brother. She was a devoted aunt, and enjoyed scavenger hunts and special candy night sleepovers with her niece, Evelyn.
Corrie loved life and lived in the moment as much as possible. As a talented and creative cook, she loved to bring family and friends together through thoughtful dinner parties and picnic spreads. She had a unique, impeccable, and spontaneous sense of humor, was a captivating storyteller, and when circumstances permitted, enjoyed adding a dose of innocent mischief to any experience.
Corrie was a Certified Nurse Midwife at Open Door Family Health Center in Port Chester (Westchester County), and at Hudson River HealthCare in Poughkeepsie. She began her midwifery career at OneWorld Community Health Center in Omaha, NE, where she provided full-scope midwifery care and was trained in Centering Pregnancy.
She received a Master of Science in Midwifery from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City in 2013, completing clinical placements at Phelps Memorial Hospital/Open Door Family Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow and Hudson River Health Care in Peekskill. In 2012, she traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with nurses and doctors at Clinica De Familia in La Romana, providing comprehensive services for HIV-positive patients.
In 2005, Corrie graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Biology. She completed a semester of study abroad in Spanish Literature at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.
A 2001 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School, Corrie was a National Merit Scholar Commended Student. She was a member of the girls' varsity basketball team that won back-to-back Patroon Conference Championships, and made significant contributions to the ICC girls' varsity soccer and track and field teams.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 20 from 6 to 8 PM at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home in Valatie. Family and friends are also invited to attend a celebration of Corrie's life on Saturday, July 22 at 4pm at 35 Shadow Church Lane, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OneWorld Community Health Center, at https://www.oneworldomaha.org/ways-to-give/monetary-gifts/, dedicating the gift in memory of Corrie Shattenkirk.
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