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Theresa "Terri" Catherine Shaw

April 14, 2019
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Theresa Catherine Shaw "Terri"

Terri died peacefully on April 14, 2019, at Elizabeth Residence in Bayside, Wisconsin, at the age of 88 years. She was the beloved wife of Joe Shaw, devoted mother of sons Dave Shaw (Ishara), Jack Shaw (Mindy), and Tim Shaw (Cathy) and daughters Susan Moller (Jack), Pam Mueller (Dan), and Mary Beth Sheehan (Harry). Doting grandmother of Katie, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jack, Sophie, Julia, Alex, Will, and Jessica.

Terri was born in Everett, Massachusetts, where she enjoyed the love and laughter of her parents Jack and Kitty Shaw, siblings Marguerite, Nell, Bill, Jim, Wally, Bob, and Ann, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents and her seven siblings. Terri became a registered nurse and served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in Newfoundland, where she met Joe Shaw, who was serving in the United States Army.

Terri and Joe spent 63 years building a life together in Peoria, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, and finally in Glendale, Wisconsin. Terri's Catholic faith, her friends, and her family were central to her life. She spread joy and shared her energy as a volunteer at Holy Family parish and school, as well as Bergan and Spaulding high schools. Whenever possible, Terri and Joe returned to the Boston area to see her beloved family.

After 40 cherished years in Peoria, Terri and Joe relocated to Glendale to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed parish activities and spending time with family and new friends.

Visitation will be held for Terri on Tuesday, April 30, 2019,. from 3:30pm until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00pm, all at St. Eugene Catholic Church, 7600 North Port Washington Road, Fox Point, Wisconsin 53217. Private interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Memorials in Terri's name may be made to the Poor Clare Sisters: Corpus Christi Monastery of the Poor Clares, 2111 South Main Street, Rockford, Illinois 61102.

The Shaw family would like to thank the caregivers at Elizabeth Residence for the loving care they provided, especially in Terri's final weeks.

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