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Paul D. Shapero

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WHITE CREEK, N.Y. -- Paul D. Shapero, 84, a resident of Niles Road and a former longtime resident of Stamford, Conn., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at his residence following a long illness.

Born in New York City, March 13, 1920, he received his early education in the New York City schools and was a 1941 graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I. Following graduation, Mr. Shapero served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed throughout the Philippines.

He later enrolled in Columbia Law School, where he graduated in 1951.

After being admitted to the bar in Connecticut, he opened a law practice in Stamford. In 1980, Mr. Shapero was elected to the position of probate judge in Stamford, a position he continued to hold until 1990. He continued to practice law in Stamford until 2001.

Very active in Stamford for many years, Judge Shapero served as corporation counsel to the city of Stamford, president of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, president of the Child Guidance Center, president of the United Fund, president of the Ferguson Library board and co-founder of the Long Ridge School.

Mr. Shapero was a former member of the Connecticut State Legislature and was a member of the Connecticut bar for more than 50 years.

He retired with his wife of 57 years, the former Amy Miller, to White Creek in 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Shapero of White Creek; a daughter, Elisabeth Shapero of Stamford, Conn.; a son, David Shapero and his partner, Dr. Bill Stoneman of Cambridge, Mass.; and a granddaughter, Isabella.

At Mr. Shapero’s request, there will be no funeral services held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made to Southwestern Vermont Health Care to establish a children’s library fund through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 10, 2005
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