Obituary of Kathleen Jane Shaw
Kathleen Jane "Mom" Shaw (79) of Baldwinsville, formerly Avon, NY, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2022 after a 4 week battle with complications resultant from a surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
Kathleen was a graduate of St. Agnes High School and studied at SUNY Oswego. The two words best used to describe her, other than "Mom," would be Faith and Love. Aside from her family, her faith in God and the church were most central to her life being a strong voice and advocate of her Catholic Parish for more than 50 years. She had a smile that could light any darkness and her hugs were the stuff of legend. As a wife and mother / grandmother, she was the personification of love and devotion. Love was not something she merely professed with words or gifts; it was something that radiated from every fiber of her being like the bright warm sun after a cold spring rain. She will be remembered forever as her love now shines down on us from Heaven.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Thomas Shaw; her children Mary Rose (Tim) Davis, Daniel (Laura) Shaw, Benjamin (Bridget) Shaw, Charles (Kate) Shaw, David (Lindsay) Shaw, Margaret (Brian) Benkoski, her 17 grandchildren and her sister Margaret Webb.
Calling hours will be held from 4-7 PM Wednesday, Aug. 31 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, 47 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, 10 AM Thursday at St Mary's with burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Baldwinsville.