Penelope A. Castro
1928 - 2021
Duffy-Poule Funeral Home - Attleboro
20 Peck Street
Attleboro, MA
Attleboro – Penelope A. (Shaw) Castro 93, of Attleboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was the devoted wife to the late Raymond O. Castro Sr.
Born September 2, 1928 in North Attleboro, MA to the late George and Ada (Brown) Shaw. Penelope was raised and educated in North Attleboro and had been a resident of Attleboro for the past 71 years.
Penelope's greatest joy was being a homemaker to her adored large family. She was a longtime communicate of Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, formally Holy Ghost, where she was a member of the church choir. She enjoyed summer vacations in Bristol, RI, visits to Cape Cod and regular exercise.
Penelope is survived by her loving children, Raymond O. Castro Jr. of Attleboro, Ralph Castro and wife Cheryl of Attleboro, Dianne Blais and husband William of Attleboro, Deborah Plumb and husband Steven of Attleboro, Anthony S. Castro and wife Marguerite of Attleboro, John Castro and wife Michelle of Pennsylvania, Bernadette Cook and husband Ronald of Attleboro and Russell Castro and wife Doreen of Swansea; she is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 3 step- great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her son, Stephen F. Castro; sister's, Katherine Pinto, June Everton, Grace Shaw, Dorothy Everton, Mae Blanchard, Laura Shaw; brother's, Edward Shaw, Donald Shaw, George Shaw, Fredrick Shaw, and Joseph Shaw.
Her family would like to thank the staff of The Branches of North Attleboro for all the wonderful care they gave her while as a resident the past 5 months. Beacon Hospice, ComfortForCare Senior Services for all your support and care in her final weeks. Also Dr. Rajani Mallick and staff, the Attleboro and North Attleboro Fire Department and the Attleboro Police Department.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. For those who wish to pay their respects masks are optional.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 71 Linden Street, Attleboro. There will be no funeral procession from the funeral home to the church.
Burial will follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Penelope's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at
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Published by Sun Chronicle on Sep. 11, 2021.
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Sincere condolences from the Guertins to your family. Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.
Sharon Guertin
September 27, 2021
Russell please express to your family my condolences. God has taken home a mother who was very kind to all. She was a pleasure to be with and has left your family with the best of her life to all of you.
Elena Clarke
September 13, 2021
RIP dear friend. I have known Penny for over 80 years and she was always very dear to me as we lived together as sisters for a couple of years. I know she led a good live around family and friends and that she can be proud of being such a lovely lady..Will miss her but know you are always in my heart forever.....
Louise Knight Picchione
September 12, 2021
All of the Pinsons are sending love and prayers of sympathy to the Castros during this sad time.
Jean Pinson Robertson
September 12, 2021
My sincere sympathies to the Castro family!
Eladio Sanchez
September 12, 2021
Offering my sincere condolences to the Castro family. Penny was a sweet lady and will be remembered fondly.
Mary Fernandes
September 11, 2021
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