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David E. Shaw

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David E. Shaw, 58, of Franklin, died peacefully Sunday, May 29, 2011, at home surrounded by his family, following an illness. Born in Brighton, Nov. 13, 1952, a son of Marilyn F. (Gauthier) Shaw of Franklin, and the late David E. Shaw, he had been a longtime Franklin resident. Mr. Shaw was raised and educated in Franklin, and was a 1971 graduate of Franklin High School. He worked as a custodian for Medway High School for more than 23 years, and was a cafeteria worker at the former Medfield State Hospital. He enjoyed watching all the Boston area sports teams, genealogy, movies, and spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Franklin, and did missionary work in the Philippines, and in Utah. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Diane M. Friend and her husband, Dana, of Franklin, Lynn Shaw and her partner, Edward Lang, of Franklin, and Patricia Shaw Mullaney and her husband, Bernard Jr., of Franklin. He was the brother of the late James E. Shaw. Also surviving are four nieces, Terri Seymour and her husband, John, Rachael Friend, Micaela A. Hersee, Amanda Mullaney; and two nephews, Mark Shaw Friend and his wife, Amy, and James Bernard Shaw Mullaney. He also leaves three great-nieces and two great-nephews; and his extended family at the church of LDS. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Wednesday June 1, at 9:15 a.m., at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., Franklin, with a service at 10 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 91 Jordan Road, Franklin. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, May31, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory sent to the Franklin Food Pantry, 43 West Central St., Franklin, MA 02038, would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from May 31 to June 7, 2011
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