Dorothy W. Shaw
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Dorothy W. Shaw
  • October 20, 1914 - July 21, 2017
  • New Hampshire

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Dorothy Whiting Shaw, 102, of Concord NH, passed away on July 21, 2017 at Havenwood-Heritage Heights following a period of declining health. Born in Holyoke, MA, she attended many schools throughout New England, graduating from the High School of Commerce, Springfield, MA. She was a graduate of the former Springfield, MA branch of Northeastern Univ. (now Western New England College).

Dorothy was a member of South Congregational Church in Springfield, MA at the time Dr. James Gordon Gilkey was minister. Later, she became a member of the Pelham United Church, Pelham MA. She was a member of the Church Woman's Club and the Pelham Woman's Club.

Dorothy worked at the Home Office of the MA Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Springfield, MA and the Detroit, MI Agency. Much later, she was the Office Manager of the Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the Univ. of MA, Amherst, MA. She and her husband, the late Glenn F. Shaw, owned and operated Shaw's Turkey Farm in Pelham-Amherst, MA from 1943 until their retirement in 1984.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Glenn; son, Stewart and grandson, Scott.
She is survived by her son, Steven and his companion, Jean; daughter, Eudora; daughter-in-law, Louise; daughter-in-law, Geneva; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in October.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, NH 03301.