Rosalie Ann Shaw

July 10, 1957February 1, 2018

Millinocket --Rosalie Ann Shaw, 60 died February 1, 2018. She was born on July 10, 1957 in Winchester, Massachusetts the daughter of Rosalie (Oakes) Sabins and Fred M. DeLorenzo. She grew up in a busy home having 7 siblings that lovingly called her "Peanut." She attended school in Somerville (MA) School District. In 1975 Rosalie met the love of her life and after only a three week courtship she knew he was the one and only. On August 22, 1975 David and Rosalie were married by O'Donnell's Justice of the Peace at "The Top of the Hill" in Bangor, Maine. Together they shared over 42 years of marriage and were blessed with three sons: Adam Shaw, Tim Shaw, and John Shaw. Their strong bond grew as the traveled the world, the United States Army took them to places like California and Kentucky, Rosalie often spoke of the Azores (off the coast of Portugal) as one of her favorites. After their time as an Army family they were called to service and continued to travel as a Pastor’s family. Rosalie was strong in her faith and love for her family, as a Pastor’s wife and devoted mum of 3 boys she worked hard to provide a home everyone felt welcome in. She was her sons biggest fan, attending football, basketball, track and lacrosse events; when they looked up in the stands they saw a proud mum. In 1994 Rosalie went back to school and received a degree as a Dietetic Technician, she was able to show her boys the importance of an education. She continued to work in this field and currently worked at the Millinocket Regional Hospital. Rosalie had a beautiful smile, bright blue eyes, and a warm hug to give to those she loved. She had a little sass, mixed in with a bit of spunk, and showed a zest for life that all could see. As a wife she loved through sickness and health; as a mum she loved through the terrible twos, teenage rebellion, and her baby boys leaving the nest; as a grammy she loved with her whole heart, they could do no wrong in her eyes. On the evening of Thursday, February 1, 2018, after a day full of visits from loved ones; Rosalie entered into the Heavenly gates, where she received a, “Welcome Home” from her Lord and Savior, having attaining the age of 60. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved husband David Shaw of the home; her loving mother: Rosalie Sabins and mother-in-law Joyce Shaw-Payne; three sons: Adam Shaw and wife Mona of Richland, MO, Tim Shaw of Bangor, ME, and John Shaw and wife Jessica of Warrensburg, MO; her six grandchildren: Callie Shaw, Brayden Burd, Gavin Shaw, Jaxon Shaw, Ashton Shaw, and Caleb Shaw; several siblings, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosalie was preceded in death by her two brothers: Fred DeLorenzo (1969) and Jeffrey DeLorenzo (1956).

Friends may gather from 3-4 PM Sunday February 11, 2018 at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where a service to celebrate her life will begin at 4PM and a memorial reception will follow services.


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Stevie Lorenzo

April 17, 2019

So glad you married the right guy. So sad I never got to tell you that. I missed you my whole life, Peanut. Maybe on the other side. Maybe we'll get another chance. Maybe. Rest in Peace, Sweet One.

Mark Emery

February 6, 2018

My heart and prayers go out to David and the family at the loss of a wonderful woman, wife and mother. At least we can be sure that heaven has a new resident.

February 6, 2018

When a mother loses a child , it's a feeling like no other, My Mother Rosalie,, and my sister Rosalie, her daughter, had a bond that could not be broken,by no one, they were so close, as my mum, spent the last few hours by her side, they held hands a bond, of true, support and comfort, true moments frozen in time, these two were,,, inseparable,

Through out the years, my sister took excellent care of my mother, for so many years, as she did, everyone who ever came in her presence, she went out into the world, wherever she was needed , she would go, she had the uncanny ability, to love beyond measure, and go the extra mile,she loved to help others, never considering her next breath, loved with all she had, and gave with all her love.
A faithful,, wife and mother, and grandmother, my sister had a GOD given,

Mike & Johanna Ballard

February 5, 2018

We offer our condolences and prayers to both sides of the family.

Leila Devereaux

February 4, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Being with your sister her last days were soooo special, for her and for you..My prayers are with you and her family

Dolly Blood

February 3, 2018

Yvonne and heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Vonnie Dukeshire

February 3, 2018

Tammy Cannady

February 2, 2018

Heaven received an angel yesterday. My sister was a great person with a huge capacity to love and to be loved. When they say only the good die young, it is very true. I will miss her dearly.

Deborah Hollifield

February 2, 2018

Deborah Hollifield

February 2, 2018

Dear Farther, you know have another child, that has entered into the Gates of heaven, With Welcome Arms Of LOVE, you receive us one by one, You wait so patiently for your children to come home.
Peanut, this is Deborah, your sister, I will see you Soon , I know , you are Safe and you are at peace, As you rest Forever More, in the Father's Arms. Rest In Peace, Love Deborah