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Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw

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Ruth M. (Gardner) Shaw, of Revere, passed away on December 17, 2016 at the age of 77. Ruth was born in Malden on December 22, 1938. She was raised in Malden and attended Girls Catholic. She met the love of her life, Robert Shaw Sr., at a coffee shop in Malden Square, and in 1955 they were married in Melrose. They lived throughout the country over the years. Robert was in the military, and even after he retired they stayed on the move. Ruth always took very good care of her homes. She was a wonderful mother who was happiest when she was surrounded by family. Ruth could be quiet, but she had a lighthearted side to her, and she taught her family how to laugh even when the times were tough. She will be greatly missed by her entire family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. Shaw. Devoted mother of Debra A. Piasecki & her husband Peter of Chelsea, Cheryl A. Crowley of NH & her late husband Charles, and Robert S. Shaw Jr. & his wife Yang Sun of Ohio. Loving grandmother of Deanna & her husband Elfego, Corey, Jimmy & his wife Heather, Mike, Charlie, Heidi & her husband Mike, and Heather. Proud great-grandmother of Mariana, Shayla, Annalise, Tyson, Kaden, Corey Jr., and Charlie Jr. Sister of the late Joseph Gardner, the late George Gardner, and the late John Gardner. Sister-in-law of Alice Gardner and Loretta Gardner. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.