Dorothy Shaw Obituary

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Dorothy May Shaw

October 29, 1918 - June 16, 2014
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Dorothy May Shaw, 95, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord. She was born at home in Bow, NH on October 29, 1918 to Rufus Herbert and Millie Abby (Hinkson) White. For 3 years she attended Bow Mills School, when it was a one room school house, she attended the same school for five years when it became a two room school house, which is now the town hall. She went on to attend Concord High School, graduating in 1936. She played Varsity Basketball for Concord High School. Dorothy graduated from the University of NH in 1940. She became a Home Economics teacher from 1940-1942 at Epping High School. She then...
Dorothy May Shaw, 95, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord.

She was born at home in Bow, NH on October 29, 1918 to Rufus Herbert and Millie Abby (Hinkson) White.

For 3 years she attended Bow Mills School, when it was a one room school house, she attended the same school for five years when it became a two room school house, which is now the town hall. She went on to attend Concord High School, graduating in 1936. She played Varsity Basketball for Concord High School.

Dorothy graduated from the University of NH in 1940. She became a Home Economics teacher from 1940-1942 at Epping High School. She then went on to teach Home Economics at the Tilton Northfield High School. She was also assistant 4-H agent for Middlesex County in Concord, MA in 1946 and for Merrimack County from 1946-1948. She became a substitute teacher at Concord High School before working at Emerson School for preschoolers from 1967-1981.

On June 19, 1948 she married her husband John Powel Shaw. Family was very important to her and she was a gracious hostess for numerous gatherings, which often included the best sugar cookies ever baked.

Dorothy knitted over 500 hats for newborns and sewed over 100 quilts which she donated to charitable causes.

She was a member of a number of organizations, including the Madisses Circle-South Congregational Church, Concord Female Charitable Society, the Tuesday Branch for Lunch, Crestwood Quilt and Craft Club; and a member of South Congregational Church.

Survivors her children Nancy Hunt and her husband William of Dover; and Richard Shaw and his wife Anita of Bow; 3 grandsons Christopher Hunt married to Jess and Matthew Hunt of Dover and Kyle Shaw married to Autumn; and two great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by husband John P. Shaw in 2001 and her sister Ruth Townsend of Lebanon.

Calling hours will be held on Wed, June 25, 2014 from 10am to 11:30am at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord. Funeral services will take place at 11:30am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com

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"Anita & Dick, There is a special place in Heaven for people like her. My condolences to you both in this time of loss." scott bailey (northfield, NH)

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