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PEABODY, MA - Freda (Feinstein) Shapiro, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Brudnick Center for the Living, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Sheldon Shapiro, with whom she had shared just shy of 55 years of marriage.
Freda is survived by her three adoring sons, Stuart Shapiro of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Thomas Shapiro of Peabody, Mass., and Jeffrey Shapiro of Danvers, Mass.; daughters-in-law, Mim Shapiro, Lillian Shapiro, and Lynn Shapiro; six grandchildren, Serena Molk and her husband, Matt, Melissa Shapiro, Ariana Tivnan and her husband, Ryan, Shauna Shapiro, David Shapiro and Josh Shapiro; and one great-grandson, Theo Molk.
She was born in Providence, R.I., on September 13, 1926, to the late Max and Tillie (Ladd) Feinstein. Freda was predeceased by her brothers, Peter and Danny Feinstein, and her sister, Goldie Berlin.
Alongside her husband, Freda lovingly raised her sons in Cranston, R.I., before moving to Delray Beach, Fla. She later moved to North Andover, Mass., and most recently, Peabody, Mass.
Freda was truly beloved by all who knew her. Always complimented on her beautiful red hair and her enduring sense of style, she had a true zest for life. She enjoyed canasta and playing endless rounds of "nickels" with her girlfriends, but most of all, she savored her time with her grandchildren and great-grandson.
Freda will be remembered for her loving spirit and kind heart and will be missed by those who were lucky enough to have known her.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda's memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or The Brudnick Center for Living, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA 01960.
Shiva will commence following the burial and will be observed Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Tom and Lillian Shapiro, 5 Price Road, Peabody, MA.
For online condolences, please visit www.ShalomMemorialChapel.com.
Published on December 20, 2017
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