Clara Roberta (Massa) Shaw, 97, passed away March 12, 2020 at Holyoke Medical Center. Born and raised in Baxter, Tennessee, she was one of nine children of the late William and Vesta (Jones) Massa. After marriage, she and her husband, the late Lester Shaw, moved to Springfield, MA where they raised their children. She worked at Springfield Wire as a molder, retiring after over 20 years of service. She retired to Ormond Beach, FL. Clara then lived for 7 years at The Arbors in Chicopee. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society. A very active person, Clara enjoyed exercising, dancing, and was a lifelong avid bowler.
Clara leaves her children: Daniel Shaw and his wife Debbie of Chicopee, Linda Waegelein and her husband Bill of Tyngsboro, and Bobbie Bailey and her husband Tom of Chicopee; her grandchildren: Erica, Brian, Alicia, Shannon, and Timothy; a great-granddaughter, Hailey, 3 sisters and many other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and 5 brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 with Calling Hours from 10:30am-12:30pm at Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services, 15 Ludlow Ave., Springfield followed by a funeral home service at 12:30. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at www.alz.org. For further details or to express online condolences, visit www.nowakfuneral.com.
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