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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541 / 1-855-826-HALL (4255)
Fax: 207-832-6346
Joan Shaw

Joan R. Shaw

Sunday, October 1st, 1933 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Joan Robinson Shaw, 85, wife of the late Richard C. Shaw, died on January 12, 2019 at Brunswick, Maine. She was born on October 1, 1933 the oldest daughter of Sara and Levi T. Robinson of Waldoboro, Maine.

Joan graduated from Waldoboro High School and Gorham State Teachers College. She spent 37 years teaching in Yarmouth, Westbrook, Belfast and Pittsfield. At one time Joan owned her own nursery school, Humpty Dumpty Nursery School in Belfast, Maine. She was active in church, Jaycee Wives, hospital auxiliary, a woman’s group in Pittsfield, teachers association and Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She was in “Who’s Who in America” in the sixties when she operated her own nursery school and there was a scholarship given in her honor in 2004 at MCI. She enjoyed her family very much. Joan had six wonderful grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, her camp, travel, reading, golf, gardening and the out of doors.

She is survived by her very dear life partner, Richard E. Lewis and her 6 grandchildren, Joshua Payson, Jacob Payson, Nicolas Payson, Sydney Shaw, Abigail Shaw, and Aiden Shaw, 2 great grandchildren Kinslee Payson and Quincy Payson; her sister Jean Calderwood and her brother Levi T. Robinson, Jr. Her daughter Tammy Shaw Colby and her son Randall Shaw predeceased her. Her life was blessed with all these wonderful, caring people near her.

A private graveside service will be held at the Camden Cemetery in late spring.

Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1100N, Bethesda, MD 20814 or by going online to the office Cystic Fibrosis website.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Condolences may be shared at
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Posted at 05:12pm
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Richard A. House

Posted at 03:58am
Jean and Levi Jr.
I am sorry for your loss. I got to know your sister when I was living with my sister in Waldoboro. Joan and Richard would bring some goodies down to us. We would set and talk about things in the past. Also, I remember so well going to your fathers and mother’s farm in North Waldoboro when I was much younger. The farm was a beautiful piece of property and very well maintained.
Jean, would you please E-mail me you mailing address and phone number. It would be much appreciated.
With deepest sympathy,
Your cousin Richard in San Diego

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