Obituary of Delores Shaw
January 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer in the presence of family, Delores went home to be with the Lord to begin her eternal dance with beloved husband, Bob. Delores is predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Shaw; parents, Sophie & Stanley Wisniewski; sister Barbara Mastrella. She is survived by her children, Carolyn (George) Herschell, Maureen Stewart, Paula (Michael) Roach, Robert (Dina) Shaw, Brian (Jill) Shaw; grandchildren, Allison (Jack) Reece, Michael Herschell, Olivia, Jack Stewart, Tim, Kaitlyn, Michael Roach, Kristie (Ken) Warney, Lauren Shaw, Danielle Smith, Roxanne Henry, Bradley Shaw; great-grandchildren, Jackson Reece, Brayden Warney, Declan Smith; sister-in-law, Joan Dalberth; cousin, John Zawasky; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Delores' visitation will be Friday, Jan., 26th, 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan., 27th, 9AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave., followed by her burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hildebrandt Hospice, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623.
Delores was born on December 1st, 1942 in Brooklyn NY, daughter to Stanley and Sophie Wisniewski. Her family included her sister Barbara, when she turned 12 years old the entire family moved to Rochester, NY. In 1960 she married the love of her life, Robert Shaw & their family grew with the addition of five children. The family enjoyed vacationing together, particularly those trips to Disney and Cape Cod.
Delores was a season ticket holder at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. She loved getting together with family and friends and hosting them in her home and feeding them gave her great joy. There literally wasn’t a mouth she would not feed. Her children and grandchildren were her everything. She would drop anything she was doing to make them a sandwich, watch their sporting events or go to their school functions. Throughout the course of her life, she dedicated her self to caring for others.