Mary Lee Shaw, 64, formerly of Westborough


Mary Lee ShawSutton – Mary Lee (Colgan) Shaw, 64, died, peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness on Sept. 11, 2021.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Peter B. Shaw; a daughter, Erin Piccioli and her husband Christopher of Sutton; two sons, Matthew Shaw and his wife Meagan of Westborough and Peter Shaw Jr. of Douglas; beloved grandchildren, Logan, Avery, Julianna, Lucas, Torin, and Mason; a brother, Peter Colgan of Millis; and two sisters, Brenda Colgan of Chelsea and Beth Chester of West Dennis. She was predeceased by siblings Paul Colgan and Linda Turnbull.

Mrs. Shaw was born in Arlington on May 2, 1957, a daughter of Paul and Shirley (Wheaton) Colgan, where she grew up and graduated from Arlington High School. She lived in Harvard, Westborough, and Whitinsville prior to moving to Sutton.

Mary Lee was a graduate of Northeastern University, and she held a Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State College. She owned and operated the Harvard Children’s Academy and was a long time CASA volunteer. She enjoyed cooking and loved to entertain family and friends.

A former member of Saint Luke’s Church in Westborough, Mary Lee’s family was the focal point of her life.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in Saint Luke’s Church, 70 W. Main St., Westborough. Burial in the Massachusetts National Veterans’ Cemetery in Bourne will be private. There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations are requested to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA, 02458.