Carmella P. Shaw, 95

Carmella Shaw

Carmella Shaw

PORTLAND — Carmella P. Shaw, 95, formerly of South Portland and Lakehouse Road, Naples, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, and sent off with love to the loving arms of the Lord.
She was born in Camden, N.J., on March 8, 1919, the second daughter of Guiseppe and Serofina Roselli DiGennaro.
Carmella met Elwood Boston Shaw of Naples. They fell in love and got married on Sept. 25, 1938. They started their family in Manchester, N.H., and then they moved with their four children to Naples, Maine in 1949.
Before her marriage, she worked for several years as a receptionist at Progressive Doll Company in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. Briefly, she worked at F.W. Woolworth Company. She was a great homemaker, mother and Italian cook. She worked summers at Migis Lodge and Hatchers Restaurant in Naples. To keep active, in her eighties, she worked at McDonald’s and Wendy’s in South Portland. She was a “people person” and loved her customers.
Carmella was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bridgton.
She was predeceased by her husband Elwood B. Shaw; a daughter Judith Grace Shaw in 2004; four brothers, Gene, Thomas, Tony and Michael DiGennaro; two sisters, Grace Farfone and Yolanda Amelio.
She is survived by twin sons, Robert C. and his wife Marilee Shaw of Danville, and Richard T. and his wife Carla Shaw of South Paris; daughter Dr. Susan S. Shaw of Portland; grandchildren, Debra Jean Shaw of Portland, Michael Shaw of Naples, Dr. Steven Scott Shaw of Falmouth, and Stella Monroe of Oxford; brother-in-law Joseph Amelio of Bronx, New York City, N.Y.; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat of 19 years, Miss Pooh.
A celebration of Carmella’s life will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Ctcrawford.com
Those who wish may make contributions in Carmella’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.Carmella P. Shaw
PORTLAND — Carmella P. Shaw, 95, formerly of South Portland and Lakehouse Road, Naples, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, and sent off with love to the loving arms of the Lord.
She was born in Camden, N.J., on March 8, 1919, the second daughter of Guiseppe and Serofina Roselli DiGennaro.
Carmella met Elwood Boston Shaw of Naples. They fell in love and got married on Sept. 25, 1938. They started their family in Manchester, N.H., and then they moved with their four children to Naples, Maine in 1949.
Before her marriage, she worked for several years as a receptionist at Progressive Doll Company in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. Briefly, she worked at F.W. Woolworth Company. She was a great homemaker, mother and Italian cook. She worked summers at Migis Lodge and Hatchers Restaurant in Naples. To keep active, in her eighties, she worked at McDonald’s and Wendy’s in South Portland. She was a “people person” and loved her customers.
Carmella was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bridgton.
She was predeceased by her husband Elwood B. Shaw; a daughter Judith Grace Shaw in 2004; four brothers, Gene, Thomas, Tony and Michael DiGennaro; two sisters, Grace Farfone and Yolanda Amelio.
She is survived by twin sons, Robert C. and his wife Marilee Shaw of Danville, and Richard T. and his wife Carla Shaw of South Paris; daughter Dr. Susan S. Shaw of Portland; grandchildren, Debra Jean Shaw of Portland, Michael Shaw of Naples, Dr. Steven Scott Shaw of Falmouth, and Stella Monroe of Oxford; brother-in-law Joseph Amelio of Bronx, New York City, N.Y.; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat of 19 years, Miss Pooh.
A celebration of Carmella’s life will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Ctcrawford.com
Those who wish may make contributions in Carmella’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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