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Howard S. Shaw Jr., 72
PORTLAND -- Howard S. Shaw Jr., 72, passed away peacefully to be reunited with his 'princess' on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born in Portland on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1940. He graduated from Portland High School in 1958, and was in the Maine Army National Guard.
In 1954 he met Nancy A. Greer on the steps of the Portland City Hall and it was 'love at first sight.' They dated for four years and were married on July 10, 1960.
After living in South Portland for a brief time, they bought their home in Portland where they raised their family. Howard was truly a family man and enjoyed trips, with his family, to Florida and to other local destinations. He had a pool put in the backyard for his family to enjoy. When their four children were grown Howard and Nancy enjoyed going on cruises.
Howard worked for Nokian Tire for 10 years, and drove tractor trailer for Congdon Transportation for 35 years and finally retired from Shaw's Supemarket. When he was not working he had a passion for golf.
He was predeceased by his precious wife, Nancy, of 51 years. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Daniel and her husband Brian, his son Craig Shaw, his daughter Rhonda Howard, and his son Robert Shaw and his wife Stephanie; along with 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three brothers, Eugene Shaw, Gary Shaw, and Kenneth Shaw.
Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m., at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue in Portland. Please visit
for additional information and to sign Howard's guestbook.
Donations can be made
in Howard's memory to:
Topsham, Maine 04086
Howard S. Shaw Jr.
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 15, 2012
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"Gramps Our last day together this August will always be with me. I wanted to make sure to let you know..."
- Rebecca Jackson
"Peace and love to you on your journey. I remember Christmas Eves, pool visits and coffee times at your..."
- Bonnie Martinson
"Grampie, I miss you and love you and can't wait to see you and Grammie in heaven someday. You were an..."
- Christine Parlin
"The Shaw home was like my 2nd home growing up. Howie and Nancy watched the Tukey children more times..."
- Steve Tukey
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