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Francis W. Shine
December 14, 1930 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Francis William Shine of Peabody, passed away quietly in his sleep early on Monday morning, January 14. He was 93. An accomplished fine artist, exercise enthusiast, golfer, “Bill” as he was known to friends and family was a gregarious and social man who enjoyed the company of others and lively conversation. He led his family in song many a Christmas Eve, grew roses, took art classes with Robert Cormier in his Fenway studio, learned photography, and was a 70 year member of the Boston Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534. A graduate of the class of 1948 at Malden Catholic High School, he felt a deep kinship with the friends he made there.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley Shine, his four children, Cathleen and Mary-Beth, both of New York, William and his wife Claudia of Wakefield, and Christopher, of San Francisco, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services on Monday at 11am ( gather at 10:45 at the main gate ) at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St. Peabody, MA ( see below )