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Mary Elizabeth Shaw

AGE: 77 • Middletown



Mary Elizabeth Shaw, aged 77, died peacefully on December 31, 2016, at her home in Middletown. Mary was born in Staten Island, NY, the daughter of Edythe and Raymond Humphreys.

Mary thoroughly enjoyed music and was an avid piano player.

Mary graduated from St Joseph's Hill Academy High School and Wagner College. In 1962 Mary married the love of her life Maurice K Shaw.

Mary was an elementary school teacher in the NY public school system. She took a break from teaching to raise her three daughters. She returned to teaching in 1979 and taught at St Leo the Great School in Lincroft NJ, where she retired from after 18 years of dedicated service.

Mary was a communicant of St. Leo the Great Church, in Lincroft NJ

Mary loved music and performed with the Saints and Sinners Community Theatre Group in many productions. She enjoyed swapping stories and sharing news of her family and friends... keeping in touch with loved ones near and far for many years.

Her dedication to her faith and family were a throughline in her long and precious life. She will be celebrated and remembered for her love and high spirits by her friends and family.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Maurice in 2007. She is survived by her three daughters Elizabeth Pasko & her husband Anthony, Victoria Gretsky & her husband Alan and Anne Hemsing & her husband Robert; her six grandchildren Allison, James, Mary, Jillian, Erin & Robert; her sisters Treasure Herman & her husband Al and Kathleen Sensenich & her husband Gray; and her dear and devoted friend Mzia.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:15 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 50 Hurley's Lane, Lincroft. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 2, 2017
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