Obituaries 09-06-2012

Richard Shaw

Worked for Domino Sugar

Richard W. Shaw of Fremont died at home on August 12 surrounded by his family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64 years old.

He was born in Somerville one December 5, 1947, the first son of Norman and Doris (Sherrick) Shaw of Charlestown.  He moved to Fremont in 1970 from Charlestown.

Mr. Shaw was a proud Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Air Force for two tours in Vietnam.

He worked for 20 years for the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Charlestown and for 21 years as a corrections officer at the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood, NH.

Mr. Shaw was proudly involved with his grandchildren’s sports and activities. He enjoyed camping, walks in the woods, hunting, fishing and cooking.

In addition to his parents, family members include his wife of 10 years, Marty (Walker) Shaw of Fremont; a son, Richard W. Shaw, Jr. of Fremont; two daughters, Tina Peel and her husband, Jamie and Kristina Edgerly and her husband, Jayson, all of Brentwood; eight grandchildren: James Jr, Kailee, Tyler, Sarah, Emily, Isa, Aria and Owen; two brothers, Terry Shaw of Rensselaer, NY and David Shaw of Tewksbury; four sisters, Sandra Weagle of Searsmont, ME, Ruth Casavant of West Warwick, RI, Laura Shaw and Paula Melaugh, both of Lee, NH (along with all of their spouses); several nieces and nephews, and many in-laws.

Mr. Shaw was predeceased by his first wife, Marlene (Peters) Shaw in 1998, by his sister, Joanne Turner, and by two brothers, Russell and Frankie Shaw.  Services were August 17 in the First Baptist Church, Brentwood followed by burial in the Village Cemetery, Fremont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o The Birthday Keepers, 72 Long Hill Road, Raymond, NH  03077.

Ellen Barry

Of Maine, formerly of Charlestown

Ellen M. (Breen) Barry of Wells, Maine, formerly of Medford and Charlestown, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 28. She was 88 years old. Born in Charlestown on August 2, 1924, the daugher of Irish imigrants Mary (McElroy) and Andrew Breen, she grew up in a large Irish Catholic community and quickly learned the value of hard work and family values and took great pride in her Irish ancestry.

During World War II, she first worked for the Gillette Company in Boston directly out of high school. Shortly after moving to Medford and after the end of World War II, she met the love of her life, the late Daniel L. Barry. They married on January 12, 1947 and were together until his death on August 1, 1999.

Ellie’s unique spirit and sense of humor affected all who knew her. She was known for her quick wit and ready smile. For Ellie, there were no strangers in this life, only friends she had not yet met. She loved baking, listening to Irish music and sharing an ice cream with her family.

The beloved wife of 52 years to the late Daniel L. Barry, she was the devoted mother of the late Daniel L. Barry Jr, Michael A. Barry and his wife, Anne of West Boylston, the late Marie Yeager and her husband, Mark of Lebanon, NH, William R. Barry and his wife, Lisa of Wells, ME, and the late Kevin J. Barry. She will ever be cherished as “Nana” by her 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gaffey Funeral Home, Medford. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial was held in Saint Francis deSales Church in Charlestown and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave, Lexington, MA 02421 in honor of her sons Danny and Kevin Barry. To sign guestbook or send condolences, please visit

Marilyn Gooding

Charlestown Resident

Marilyn L. Gooding of Charlestown died on August 22.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JB. Johnson Funeral Home, 196 Warren St., Roxbury, MA (617)445-8150

Ernestine Kresser Locke

Retired Librarian

Ernestine Libbey Kresser Locke of Charlestown and Fairhaven died on July 25 at Sancta Maria Nursing in Cambridge. She was 97 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of Philip P. and Sally Libbey Kresser and step-daughter of Helen Bennett Kresser, she was a graduate of Girls’ Latin School, a member of the 1938 Class of Wheaton College (Norton) and a Katie Gibbs girl and held many professional positions as librarian at Oberlin College, Mt. Ida College, the Morrisville (PA) Library, and the Millicent Library (Fairhaven).

She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Locke and is survived by five children: Sally Walker of Colorado, Joanne Letsinger of Indiana¸ Susan Cranston of New York, Peter of Pennsylvania and Stephen of Charlestown; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins

As requested, she was cremated. Her family will hold a Rite 1 Mass at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens Street, Charlestown at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, followed by a celebratory wake at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway, Somerville in the John Henry function room from 12:30 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Millicent Library Archives, Box 30, 45 Centre Street, Fairhaven MA 02719.

Margaret Jones-Doherty

Charlestown Resident

Margaret E. (Hutchings) Jones-Doherty of Charlestown died on August 28. She was 89 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Jones and Thomas Doherty; devoted mother of Thomas F. and David A. Doherty, both of Charlestown; loving Nana to five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; beloved sister of the late Ann, Pauline, Violet, Emily, Dolly, Dorothy, Benjamin, John, Cy and Harold and devoted longtime friend of Isabelle McArdle.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation in her name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

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