Ann Mulry Shaw, 58, daughter of the late E. John Jr. and Katherine (Catherwood) Mulry, of Wenham, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was in the loving care of her family and friends in her final moments.
Ann was a graduate of Hamilton-Wenham High School in 1971, and Fitchburg State College in 1975. She was a lifelong resident of Wenham.
Ann was well-known and loved throughout the community and surrounding area as a consummate professional, tireless volunteer and especially as a caring and giving sister, sister-in-law, cousin, wife, aunt and friend.
Her passions in life were simple. She took great care and pride in her home and garden, which she shared happily by constantly entertaining friends and family. Ann’s home was open to all, as was her heart. She also enjoyed extensive travel throughout the United States and the world, but always returned home with a happy heart, and something to remind her of her journeys.
Ann had a successful and noteworthy banking career, spanning 35 years, where she specialized in small business lending. She spent 33 years at Beverly National Bank, and 2 years at People’s United Bank. During her career, she volunteered for 11 years for the North Shore United Way and 6 years for the Salvation Army. In the town of Wenham she volunteered for 6 years on the WISSH Committee, was a FinCom member for the town, and a 3-year elected member of the Wenham Housing Authority, until her retirement.
Ann is survived by two brothers, Edward J. Mulry III and his wife Ditty, Paul C. Mulry, and former husband and life partner William J. Shaw, all of Wenham. She also leaves three nephews, Edward J. Mulry IV, his wife Elizabeth and their four children, of Essex; Winslow E. Mulry and his two children, of Wenham; and Patrick Mulry, his wife Rebecca, and their three children, of Byfield. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brother David E. Mulry of Wenham.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Paul, 50 Union St., South Hamilton on Tuesday, April 17 at 9:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be at Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly (North Beverly location) on Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to North Shore United Way, 248 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915; or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.