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Shaw, Robert L.

Robert Lingarde Shaw, a resident of Dennisport for the past eight years, and formerly of Dedham, died Friday, February 19, 2010 peacefully at his home in Dennisport with his family by his side.  He was 88.  Robert was born April 6, 1921 in Dedham, a son of Thomas Preston and Gertrude (McCaslin) Shaw.  He graduated from Dedham High School and worked for over 50 years in the commercial glass business as a glazier and estimator for Shaw Glass Company and later for himself.  Robert was an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol who enjoyed skiing at Snow Valley in Vermont, and at the Highlands in New Hampshire.  His other pleasures included sailing, walking the beach, and digging for clams on Cape Cod.  Robert was also a member of Constellation Lodge AF & AM of Dedham which is now part of Eliot-Hyde Park Lodge.  Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, Dawn Rae (Allen) Shaw; his four daughters, Lee Kivetz of Manhattan, New York, Lisa Ryall of Nashua, New Hampshire, Leslie Deschenes of North Attleboro, and Tracey Lynn Herterich of Medway; his sister, Sarah Hambuchen of Lodi, Ohio; as well as 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  He was the brother of the late Fredric P. Shaw.  Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4-8 PM with a masonic service by Eliot-Hyde Park Lodge at 7 o clock at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Tuesday, February 22nd at 11 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.  The Reverend Michael Hodges of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham will officiate.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Dennis Rescue Squad, 883 Main Street, West Dennis, MA 02670 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ed Fitzgerald
    February 21st, 2010 | 8:16 pm

    Bob,My good friend…
    I shall always remember the many times we skied together at Snow Valley and The Highlands. You were a great asset to the Patrol. I remember the times spent in the hut at the top and the patience you had in helping the skiers in need. I think of you often and will continue to do so. We were really “family” up in N.H.. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our many visits to the parking lot for “the Velvet”.
    Bob, Thanks for the memories. You will be missed.

  2. Maureen Conroy
    February 22nd, 2010 | 5:33 pm

    Dear Dawn,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. The memories of the days of summer and our wonderful days on the beach remain strong and certainly Bob will always be remembered for his vigorous walks on the beach to the Belmont and back! We had some great parties and social events, especially a joint birthday party for Bob and my father-in-law Jerry, Dale and Mr. Sampson on your patio that I still remember fondly. I am sure you took good care of him in his final days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls and their families as you see him to his final rest. Maureen

  3. David & Josie Nowers
    February 22nd, 2010 | 8:34 pm

    Dear Friends, Bob will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. The golf tournaments, sailing and just making the most of every moment. The memories of putting up the glass room on his trailer we are sure you all saw and heard him when doing it. He and Dick Warner were inseperable.Dawn our prayers are with you as we are sure he will be missed. Family members our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

  4. Jim, Cheryl and Joe Cournoyer
    February 23rd, 2010 | 10:15 am

    Dear Lee, Lisa and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Stories of summers at the Cape and Winters on the mountains sounds like an awesome upbringing. All of you will have great memories.
    Prayers and Love,
    Jim, Cheryl and Joe

  5. Carol Dias Saisselin
    February 28th, 2010 | 11:00 am

    Dear Dawn:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with him – he was so much fun. Summers at Grindell’s will always be fondly remembered by Bill, myself and our family – it was a special time that enabled us to meet so many nice people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. God Bless.

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