Wesley A. Shaw | 2/24/41 – 8/13/17

My Father passed away early Sunday morning as he wanted: at his home in Winter Harbor, ME.

Although my relationship with him was difficult, I know that my ability to do anything I set my mind to was learned at his feet. I also have an abiding love for the coast of Maine because of his seafaring ways. I have many happy memories of summers on Mt Desert Island. I went back and found some pictures of the last vacation we took to Maine, way back when Logan was 1 and Liam was 5. My brother Chris and his family were able to join us, it was a great time. I’m so happy to look back at these moments, I’d totally forgotten Liam’s message in a bottle he was so excited to drop out at sea!

Rest in peace Dad.

6 Responses

  1. Candy,
    What a wealth of memories. Bridgewater, Ripples Rd and Winter harbor.I can’t begin to tell you how much we will miss him.
    Phil Thomas

    1. How wonderful to hear from you Phil! Indeed, there are a wealth of memories from those days, thank you so much for triggering some more! Mom and I spent some time yesterday reminiscing about you and yours. I hope you all are doing well?

  2. Dear Candy,
    My condolences to you, David and Chris on the loss of your Dad. More than likely you will not remember me, as you were very young when I babysat for you and your brothers. I grew up across the street from your family. We, the Mortarelli’s, were in the small ranch with the steep driveway across from your backyard. My Mom was Esther, my brothers are Ivo and Andy.
    I babysat many times for the 3 of you where you were very young.
    Yours was my very first babysitting job; starting at age 11. Can’t imagine that now!
    It was great seeing these photos of your beautiful family!
    May you and your family find peace and comfort in your memories.
    Marianna Mortarelli

    1. THank you Marianna. Indeed you’re right, I don’t remember you babysitting us. But I talked to me mom and she told me about you and your brothers, I can tell you lived next to the Bagleys. Thanks again for your condolences.