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John W. Shipley

John W. Shipley

December 8th, 1943 October 27th, 2019

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Obituary for John W. Shipley

Shipley, John W. of Cambridge, October 27, 2019. Beloved father of JP Shipley, and his wife Brett Millard, of Somerville. Loving grandfather of Coraline and Arya. Brother of the late Judy McCroary, and her surviving husband, Jim McCroary, of ME. Former husband of Mary Carolyn (Paul) Shipley, of Cambridge. Further survived by several loving nieces and nephews. John worked as a camera operator at WGBH in the 1970s, and was an avid model railroad hobbyist. He was a certified volunteer motorman at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunk, ME. He was also active as a troop leader in the Boy Scouts of America. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 185 Summer St., Somerville, Saturday, November 2nd at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours have been omitted. Interment will be private. Late US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions are to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint Catherine of Genoa Church
    185 Summer Street
    SOMERVILLE, MA
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    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
    11:00am

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Joseph Crowley

It is said that one remains essentially who he was at age 15, in terms of fundamental preferences and outlook. In January 1959 I was compelled by family circumstances to change Jesuit high schools mid term. The very first guy who approached me with a offer of help in acclimating to the new school was John Shipley, himself just turned 15. Many other classmates eventually came around as friends, but I knew from day one that I could count on John. After high school, we attended the same college and subsequent alumni reunions. Thus has John remained in my mind for a long time. May his kind disposition smooth his pathway to eternity and may he rest in peace. from Joseph A. Crowley
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Louis Amoruso

Although I have not seen him for many years, my recollections of Jack are vivid and warm. He was a credit to our class at Holy Cross, and his service to WCRC should never be overlooked.
Lou Amoruso '66
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MB

I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Shipley family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one John be foremost in your hearts and minds along with the wonderful promise that our creator made to us at Revelation 21 v 4 and the marvelous guarantee in verse 5. Again, my sincere condolences.
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Lorraine Butler

I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
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Joan and Bill Snell

Carolyn and JP, Your loyalty to and love of Jack were great examples to all of us, especially under difficult circumstances. Bill will always remember Jack as the most professional college radio station manager ever.
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Dick Raleigh

Worked at WCHC, the college radio station, and in NROTC with Jack. May he rest in Peace. Dick Raleigh
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