Beverly J. Shaw, obituary

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 5:45pm

DOVER, NH — Beverly J. Shaw, formerly of Rockland, Maine, died peacefully, December 25, 2020 at Riverside Rest Home in Dover, New Hampshire.

Born in Rockland, December 13, 1930, she was the daughter of Leon and Marion Huntley Fickett. Educated in Rockland, she was a graduate of Rockland High School, class of 1949. She later worked as a legal secretary in
the 1950’s.

On January 27, 1956, Beverly married Edward W. Shaw in Rockland. Together they made their home there until Mr. Shaw’s passing in 2007. Beverly continued to call Rockland home until 2016 when she moved from her Gay Street home to be close to her daughter in Dover, New Hampshire. Throughout her life, Beverly was a devoted wife and mother to her family, always tending to their needs.

Beverly was an active member of the Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church where she participated in Fidelis Sunday School Class, The Over 50 Club, and was a vacation bible school volunteer. She was an avid reader and kept beautiful gardens at her home.

Predeceased by her husband; a sister, Arlene McClain; and a sister-in-law, Madeline Shaw; Beverly is survived by her children David Shaw and his wife Kimberly of Wilton, New York, Mary Conway and her husband Doug of Dover, New Hampshire; her siblings, Helen Snow of Rockland, Janice Connell and her husband Robert of Gray; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID restrictions, no services will be held at this time. A memorial service and burial will be announced in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to either, The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841; or The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

To share a memory or condolence with the Shaw family, please visit their Book of Memories at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.