Obituary: Mr. Edmund W. Shaw, 99

Mr. Edmund W. Shaw, 99, of Westborough and formerly of Southborough, died peacefully on June 9, 2015. He is predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Mildred Genthner Shaw who passed a way in 2011 and his son, Edmund W. Shaw, Jr. who passed away just recently.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Merrill Cragin and her husband Mark.

Born on February 1, 1916 to the late Clarence and Grace Shaw, and was raised in Framingham. Ed was a 1933 graduate from Framingham High School and went on to graduate from Harvard University in 1937. Early in his career, Mr. Shaw was employed by the Dennison Manufacturing Company. Later he became Vice President at the Framingham Trust Company and retired in 1976.

Mr. Shaw was a US Army veteran and served in the occupational forces in Japan during World War II from 1945-46. For over fifty years he was a dedicated member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southborough where he enjoyed singing in the choir and also served as treasurer. Ed was an active member of the Framingham Rotary . As avid musician, he started playing the bassoon in his younger years and quickly became a member of the Framingham Rotary Boys Band. He played in the People’s Symphony of Boston as well as several other community-based orchestras. Edmund and his wife, Mildred enjoyed traveling and visited Hawaii, the Bahamas, Ireland and many European countries.

All are invited to a graveside service that will be held on Tuesday, June 16, at 10 AM at North Cemetery, Old Sudbury Road, Rte 27, in Wayland.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough

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