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Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw
  • Beacon Hospice
    529 Main St., Suite 126
    Charlestown 02128

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“I wish to express my condolences to your family at the loss of your Mom and to Johnny a special thanks to you. My aunt Diane told me how kind you...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Esther Di Orio - Melrose, MA

“David, John, Ann Marie and the entire Shaw family. ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: John Beane - White River Junction, VT

“To The Shaw Family.We Are So Sad To Learn Of Your Moms Passing. What A great Mother And Friend To Many.Please Know Are Prayers Are With You All.God...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

Lived across the street on Waverly Place for many years “Carol & I used to go to Wonderland with her Dad. That was a good time even though I didn't bet. There were many characters there. Plus we used to...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy (BERTRAM).Tozza - Saugus, MA

Lived across the street on Waverly Place for many years “Carol & I used to go to Wonderland with her Dad. That was a good time even though I didn't bet. There were many characters there. Plus we used to...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy (BERTRAM).Tozza - Saugus, MA

“Dear David John Annemarie iam so sorry over you mother's passing had alot of memories growing up with your family may she rest in peace now god bless...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Thonas Runge - Peoria, AZ

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Carol A. (Reddington) Shaw, of Melrose, died at the Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell on July 17, 2017 at the age of 73. Carol was born & raised in Malden and a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School in Malden. She resided in Melrose since 1971, worked as a Waitress for the Hilltop Restaurant for 37 years and also as a Cashier for K Mart in Saugus for 12 years. Carol was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years and loved to play bingo. She was a cheerleading coach for the Melrose pop warner football for 10 years, enjoyed traveling on Elks conventions with her husband and spending time in Bar Harbor, ME. Carol's family was the most important part of her life and she loved to spend her time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late David M. Shaw, Sr. for almost 50 years. Loving mother of David M. Shaw, Jr. of Seabrook, NH, John S. Shaw & his wife Teresa of Dracut and Ann Marie Molbeck of Lawrence. Cherished grandmother of Derek, Brandon, Jessica, Ashley & her husband T.J., Cassandra, Lindsay and Paul Jr. Great grandmother of Autumn, Brady and Adeline. Caring sister of John Reddington III & his wife Janice of Amesbury. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Sunday, July 23rd from 2-5PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, July 24th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St., Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 126, Charlestown, MA 02129.