Mary M. (DePaulis) Shaughnessy of Chelmsford, MA
Mary M. (DePaulis) Shaughnessy aged 81 years, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, February 18, 2018. She was the youngest daughter of John & Ellen DePaulis. She was one of seven children. She grew up in Lowell before moving to Chelmsford twenty-eight years ago.
Mary was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Shaughnessy) for 61 years. They would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary in June. Bill still referred to Mary as his bride after all these years.
Mary loved to spend time with her family. She cherished the Christmas Eve’s that the entire family (and then some) would gather at their home to celebrate together. In past years, before her illness, Mary & Bill would enjoy much time together in Maine. She loved Kennebunkport and Wells beaches. Mary was a collector of teddy bears. She also loved to hand sew teddy bears. She was proud of the fact that she hand made a teddy bear for each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren out of Bill’s flannel shirts that he no longer wore. She was also a fan of the Boston Red Sox, watching as many games on television as she could with Bill.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Bill. Their son, James (Jim) and his wife Nancy Shaughnessy, and by her daughter Patricia (Patti) Shaughnessy and her fiancé Philip Knowlton.
She is also survived by six grandchildren that she took great joy in spending time with; Daryl and his wife Lisa, David, Thomas and his wife Kasey, Erin, Jonathan, and Amy.
Mary also had six great grandchildren that she adored; Brandon, Christopher, Kylie, Kevin, Alex & Declan.
She is survived by two sisters; Eileen Champagne and Virginia Makarewicz. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mary was the sister of the late Margaret (Peggy) Coldwell, Columba (Mickey) Murphy, Rita Taylor and John DePaulis.
In following her wishes, there will be no services. Memorials in Mary’s name can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lowell General Hospital Emergency Department; especially Dr. Nitka who went out of their way to make Mary’s passing as peaceful as possible.
ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com