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MARY SHAW NEWMAN


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MARY SHAW NEWMAN Obituary
NEWMAN, Mary Shaw Of Westwood, June 29, 2016. Mary Patricia Shaw was born in Montreal, Canada on June 15, 1928 and grew up in Houlton, ME. After she graduated from Smith College, Mary worked in New York and Cambridge before spending many happy years married to Robert B. Newman who died in 1983. She lived in Lexington, then in Lincoln until 2012 when she moved to Westwood. Mary had a vast range of interests and activities; she served on the boards of Boston area institutions including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, WGBH, and Emerson Hospital. She volunteered many hours at the Museum of Fine Arts and enjoyed the company of friends at Thursday Book Club, Parliamentary Law Club, Smith alumnae activities, and various gardening, needlework, and travel groups. She was a member of the Somerset Club and a parishioner at St. Anne's in the Fields in Lincoln. Mary is survived by her children and their spouses: Catherine (Norbert) Kornyei of Salt Lake City, Henry W. (Sandra) Newman II of Marblehead, and R. Bradford (Sue) Newman, Jr. of Duxbury. Her grandchildren are Jonathan (Marissa Acosta) Gladstone of Somerville, Sarah Gladstone (David) Feiock of Prairie Village, KS, Anne Newman (James) Foley of Marblehead, Henry Ware (Alejandra) Newman III of Boston, Emily Ulfelder of Quincy, Alexander Ulfelder of Quincy and Robert B. Newman III of Duxbury. She had 6 great-grandchildren. Mary's dearest friend and partner, Jefferson White of Westwood, was with her when she died. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11a.m. at St. Anne's of the Fields, Lincoln, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Mary's memory to the New Ventures in Parkinson's Disease Research fund at Massachusetts General Hospital, 125 Nashua St. #540, Boston, MA 02114 or by phone 617-726-9515.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 14, 2016
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