I. Bernice Shaw

I. Bernice Shaw passed away on Aug. 25, 2016, in the comfort of her home. Bernice was born July 15, 1927, to Avery and Vera (Thompson) O’Brien. Bernice was predeceased by her loving husband, Roland T. Shaw, and they were married 55 years. She was a member of Seekonk Cong. Church. New England Telephone was Bernice’s first employer until she assumed her lifelong vocation of Mother, happily accepting the laughter and tears that came with the job. Bernice is survived by her children: Shelley Alves, Stephen Shaw (Beth), Scott Shaw, Sandra Lawrence, Susan McLinden (Mark), Sheryl Souza (Michael), Stacey Gagnon (Peter), Stephanie Shaw and Seth Shaw (Jessica). Bernice’s living legacy and greatest treasures were her grandchildren: Jason, Hugh, Jessica, Julie, Hollie, Nathan, Ashley, Matthew, Nicholas, Zachary, Victoria, Jacob, Kassy and Aiden. She also leaves 8 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Bernice is also survived by her brother, Douglas O’Brien. She was predeceased by 3 brothers: Robie, Kenneth and Donald O’Brien.   Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM in Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5-8 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Foundation (alsa.org) or operationsmile.org