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Melissa Faye Shaw

North Branford, Connecticut


April 3, 2017
North Branford, Connecticut


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Washington Memorial Funeral Home Obituary

Melissa Faye Marsh Shaw, 45 of North Branford, CT and San Antonio, TX died suddenly in Branford, CT on April 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of John Vanderstay Shaw. Melissa was born in San Antonio on January 12, 1972, a daughter of James Leroy Marsh, and Linda Wall Marsh of San Antonio. She...

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Oh missy you slip away from us so fast !!! We wish you were still here but God knows best and to Van and the rest of family you are all in my prayers !!! Gone too soon girly girly !!!

To the family of Missy, so sorry to hear about your loss praying for comfort in Jesus's name. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May Holy Spirit bring you peace during this time of bereavement.

Words cannot express my sadness for your family. Missy you were such a beautiful, funny, kind hearted and complicated soul. I have so many fond memories from when I had the pleasure of being your sister in law. Boy could you make me laugh. Fly free my sweet friend and find peace. I love you!

Missy I will miss you! I will never forget all of our special times together, from high school, spring break shenanigans, Vegas, weddings and reunions. You are one of a kind and a blessing to so many of us. I'm grateful for having so many wonderful, hilarious, and special memories that you were either a part of or created! Although I am saddened by your departure, I know that the gates of heaven will be brighter with your smile and louder with your laughter. I wish I had another day to tell...

Rest in Peace Dear Missy! You are a beautiful person who will be missed so much! it was an honor working with you!Thank you for the genuine care and laughter! "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

I wish I had the words to express the right thing, but I just don't. I worked with Missy in San Antonio and I was so excited that she would be coming to the Baltimore area. Prayers to her family, friends, coworkers, nurses (sisters and brothers) at the bedside. - Rebecca Nash, San Antonio TX/Baltimore, MD.

Missy, I am in shock and disbelief that you are gone. You were so vibrant and talented and I loved following your stories and adventures. I envied you in so many ways that you were so brave to challenge the new and unknown. So many of us are not that strong. I am so proud that you trusted our friendship enough to let me become 2nd Mom to Harley. I will pray for your Mom, Dad, and Van as they face this unimaginable loss. RIP and fly free my friend.

Missy, I had the honor of working with you and being your friend. You will be missed. Prayers for your husband and family.

Missy very beloved daughter in law and very loved. I love nurses and Missy was a fabulous one. Missy had all of the attributes to perform her nursing duties with all of the TLC needed . We have lost a wonderful lady and she will sorely missed. I love you Missy.