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KATZ, Sherna Ray Of Newton, died October 2, 2016, after a long and courageous 17-year battle with breast cancer. She leaves her loving husband of 34 years, John A. Shea, and her twin sister Sheila Tempelmann of St. Petersburg, FL and Harwich; also her other sisters, Arlene Mattison & husband Hugh of Brookline, Sandra Stein of Scottsdale, AZ, and brother, Marvin & his wife Shirley of Skokie, IL. Born in Boston's West End, she graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School in 1956 and Boston University in 1961. She worked as a social worker for many years with the Massachusetts Welfare Department. She also leaves her dear stepchildren, Christopher, Anthony, and Jonathan Shea; nieces, Lauren Mattison and Erica Mattison and nephew, Harry Mattison & his wife Melissa of Boston; and David Stein & his wife Carole of Culver City, CA and niece, Brenda Haskel & her husband Baruch of Israel. Services will be held in the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00pm, with burial following. A celebration of her life will be held at her late residence on Thursday, October 6 from 2-4:00pm and 7-9:00pm. The month of October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donations in her name may be made to City of Hope, PO Box 60409, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0409. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 4, 2016
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