Rita M. Shaw


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Etna - Rita Marie Shaw, 74, died March 2, 2019 at her son's residence in Plymouth surrounded by her family. She was born March 28, 1944 in Waterville, a daughter of Valerien and Therese (Rossignol) Daigle.
She was an accomplished seamstress having worked at C. M. Almy in Pittsfield and the Hathaway Shirt Factory in Waterville. She was a great mother and grandmother. Rita's cherished family was always her number one priority.
Rita is survived by 2 sons, James and wife Missy of Plymouth, Darin of Corinna; and a daughter, Theresa Philbrook of Newport; a brother, Donald Daigle of Winthrop; 4 sisters, Evangeline Chamberland of Madison, Lillian Caret of Springfield, Alice Hallowell of Leeds, and Yvette Lake of Fairfield; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Harold, on December 6, 2015; and by a brother Leon Daigle; and a sister, Mary Jane Baker.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, March 7th, at the Jubilee Family Worship Center, Elm Street, Newport, with the Rev. Brian Woodbury officiating. Spring burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Etna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on March 4, 2019
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12 posts

Bruce Reber
Mar 11, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.
Gerry and Dianne (Rancourt) Cates
Mar 09, 2019
As one of Rita's oldest and longest friends, Dianne and Rita have been the best of friends since they were old enough to cross the street (literally) and play together in each other;s yards. They went to school together, and even went to their Prom together with their respective dates. They never lost the love and caring for each other, and Rita will be desperately missed by Dianne and myself.

Love and condolences to the family.
Carol Pearl
Mar 07, 2019
Shaw Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
The Pearls
Pat Tobey
Mar 07, 2019
All of my memories are with me, and I hope yours too. something to hold on to when things get rough. I am unable to express the loss I feel, even though we didn't see each other often, She always brought a loving peaceful thought to my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
LeRoy And Nancy Hall
Mar 06, 2019
we are so sorry for the loss but she is with Harold now her love so she is happy We all will miss her and never forget her she was a great friend GOD BLESS
Cathie Randall
Mar 06, 2019
Wsh there were words to express how sorry I am for the loss of your mother and a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Betty Raymond
Mar 05, 2019
Alice and all the Sisters I am so sorry for the loss of this amazing lady.
Mar 05, 2019
Gail Smith
Mar 04, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family of this beautiful and special lady that was so easy to love. She is with her beloved Harold now, happy again. I know how badly she missed him. They both left a part of them in you her family, and did an amazing job with all of you. My heart breaks at her passing. I love you all , your my family to, God bless.
Connie Curtis
Mar 04, 2019
Very sorry to see this in today's paper...May memories of better times with her guide you through the difficult days ahead..
Lee Daigle
Mar 04, 2019
I will miss you forever
Penny Verdigan
Mar 04, 2019
Rita was a very special person, we worked together at C M Almy's and I used to bring her flowers in the spring. I am so sorry for your loss.