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Corinne Margaret Shia

July 16, 1950 May 16, 2018
Corinne Margaret Shia
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Obituary for Corinne Margaret Shia

Corinne Margaret Shia, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 16th from complications of ALS. She was born July 16, 1950 in New Haven, CT. She went to Hamden public schools. She went on to receive undergraduate degrees from Connecticut College and Ohio State University, and continued on to receive master’s degrees in engineering from Ohio State and The George Washington University. Her passion for education was undeniable. Corinne had a successful career as a program manager and engineer working on many environmental projects. Corinne was dedicated to her work and was able to retire in 2016. Corinne lived in Reston, VA and was well-known in the community as the Reston runner, as she could be seen regularly running around the area. She was an avid runner, completing numerous races and 16 marathons. She also loved photography, travel, and reading. Corinne is survived by her husband Tom Shia, daughters Kristina and Alissa, step-daughters Jill and Michelle, and six grandchildren. She leaves behind her brothers Jimmy and John Cannelli. A celebration of life will be held in Reston on June 9th. Contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the ALS Association in Corinne’s honor. Online condolences and fond memories of Corinne may be offered to the family at


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