Donald F. Shields
1939 - 2021-03-27
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"Pops" was born in Boston, on Oct. 30, 1939 to the late Joseph C. and Theresa (Alyward) Shields Coleman Beloved Husband of Margaret Anne (DeLellis) for 56 Years, they were married on Nov.15, 1964 and they lived and raised 5 children in the west Broadway Housing Projects. He will be remembered as a great family man. He was the greatest Husband,Father,Papa and friend.Donald was a skilled laborer for most of his working years for Donald Clancy & Sons, asbestos removal & demolition were his specialty. He also enjoyed working with his "Brother Joe" cleaning windows on skyscrapers for Shields Window Cleaning & Clancy Window Cleaning. Donald's favororite past times were spending times with his family. Papa had treats put aside for all the little ones. He had numerous animated stuffed animals for the babies to play with.All family members gathered in Papa's room and sat with Papa on Papa's bed. He loved to walk from his home, Lower End to Castle Island and back.He loved the beach and the natural resources around South Boston.He loved carson beach, it was his "Cape Carson". Loving Husband of Margaret. Devoted Father of Donna M. Shields and Linda M. Sields both of South Boston, Mary Kelly Shields Walsh and Her Husband Dennis of Randolph, (twins) Margaret T "Maggie"Shields of Wareham and Donald M. Shields Jr.of Alton Bay N.H., Dear Brother and best friend of His twin Ronald P. Shelds of South Boston, and the late twins William and Virginia Brigman, twins Robert and Roberta Shields, Mary Bunzell , Michael and Joseph Shields. Loving Papa to Shawna M. Shields, DennisJ. Walsh, Heather L. Walsh, Declan M. Walsh, Thomas G. Walsh, Erin "Ryanne" Walsh, Mark A. and Holly A. Parece. Great Grandchildren Joel, Jolena, Athena James and Pop's newest arrival Ryanne Ruth. Also survived by Sisters and Brother in law, many Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces and Nephews and his abundance of unbiological Grandchildren and many friends.. Visitation in the Wm F Spencer Funeral home on Saturday April 3, 2021 from 11 AM - 2PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Prayer service at 2 PM. Face coverings and social distancing required.

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Published in Boston Herald on Apr. 1, 2021.
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March 28, 2021
Great childhood memories and lots of laughs at the family gatherings
Ken McDonald
March 28, 2021
One Great Uncle Many Memories that will not be forgotten~~~
Andrew Shields
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