Gary Shapiro
1950 - 2021
Gary Lee Shapiro, M.D., loving husband, doctor, and father, passed away on January 20 at age 70.

Gary was born on December 29, 1950 and was raised in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from The University School in 1968 and Princeton University in 1972. He received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine in 1976 and had residencies at Boston University School of Medicine and Stanford University. Gary is survived by his loving wife Barryanne (Covell) Shapiro and her son Liam Dacey, his sister Lora Guyuron (Bahman, Glen, Grant, and Greg), his sister-in-law Elizabeth Shapiro (Alex and Victoria) and his children Whitney Shapiro (Jim Behot), Leigh Williamson (Brian, Tenley, Lexi), and Brett Shapiro (Kristen O'Neil).

Gary spent his career as a dedicated gastroenterologist at Cape Cod Healthcare in Hyannis, MA. A modest man, he cared deeply for his patients during the many decades of his esteemed career and loved spending time golfing with his colleagues and friends. Gary also had multiple pet iguanas and was passionate about being in nature and catching frogs. He loved butterflies.

Gary gave back to this world more than he received. And that was fine with him.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Harrison and Ellin Shapiro and his brother Dale Shapiro. At his request, there will be a private funeral service. In remembrance of Gary's life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made in his honor to the Cape Cod Needy Fund, P.O Box 804, Hyannis, MA, 02601. "Go Tigers!"
Published by Sun-Sentinel on Jan. 24, 2021.
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I was blessed to have had Gary in my life for over 50 years. Growing up together, he was my best "guy" friend, who made me laugh and gave me big bear hugs when I was sad. Gary was truly one of the most loving and compassionate people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. My heart is broken. My condolences to his family.Lora,and other dear friends.
Maureen Collins
January 30, 2021
In a friendship spanning more than fifty years, I’m so glad we reconnected recently. He was a devoted father and a generous host. I can’t believe he’s gone.
Ed Strauss
January 25, 2021
Remembered as a gentle giant in the PU wrestling room. Gary had a quick laugh and the nicest personality. He must have made an exceptional doctor given his easy going manner and huge smile. May God bless and keep his family and friends in their loss.
Stephen Garner
January 24, 2021
i was sorry to hear about Dr. Shapiro's passing. my heart goes out to his family and friends. i had been a patient for over 35 years and i credit him for saving my life. we may have batted heads a few times but we had a mutual respect and i trusted him and knew he really cared. may his memory be a blessing.
debbie mcfarlane
January 23, 2021
He is now resting in peace may god be with you and his family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Lorraine Butler
January 23, 2021
I worked with Gary at CCH, he attended our wedding, a friend, always funny, kind and caring. We were both so sad to hear of his passing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We will miss him.
With our deepest sympathy, Paula and Steve Sheaffer
Paula Sheaffer
January 23, 2021
I haven't seen Gary for decades, but when I received the shocking news, memories came flooding back. The kindest most nurturing soul, Gary was a big part of my late adolescence. I remember his whole family well. After my car accident he was so attentive. What a wonderful person; a huge loss, I'm sure, to his children, family, friends, and patients.
January 23, 2021
I last saw Gary at the memorial service of our late mutual friend Richard Schwartz who died in 2015. I knew Gary from junior high school and had not seen him since he left for University School. Gary was, as always, a kind, decent and humble soul and the years melted away as we chatted about our lives past and present. I am so saddened by his passing and wish I had seen him more often under happier circumstances but life sometimes gets in the way of life. Rest In Peace dear soul.
Gary S. Glazer
January 23, 2021
I was so sad to hear of Gary's passing. Gary was the epitome of a wonderful physician. He was caring, intelligent and would always go the extra mile for his patients. He had a wonderful sense of humor and I sought his advice multiple times over the years. My sincerest condolences to Barryanne and the rest of his family.
Jay Rosenfeld, MD
January 23, 2021
Gary could always make me laugh. He also volunteered, that I laugh “like the Wicked Witch of the West.” A sad loss. My condolences to the family.
Mary Anne Fenney
January 23, 2021
Gary was both a friend and dear colleague- he was the consummate physician who devoted his life in going the “extra mile “ for his patients.
Fred Ruymann
January 22, 2021
Dr Shapiro was my doctor and co-worker at CCH for 39 years. He was always very kind and caring to myself and his patients.
My sincere sympathies to his family.
He truly will be missed. June Brown RN
June Brown
January 22, 2021
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