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George G. Shaheen

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, January 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107),Revere, for George G. Shaheen, who died on Wednesday, January 27th at the Lighthouse Nursing Shaheen, GeorgeCare Center, following a lengthy illness. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Wintrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Shaheen was born in Boston’s South End, living his early years in East Boston. He was an alumnus of Revere High school, Class f 1944. In April of 1945, he began service in the U.S. Army, as a rifleman & snare drummer with the 88th Infantry Division, in Italy & Yugoslavia until the conclusion of the hostilities, in Nov. of 1946. He married the love of his life, Edith M. (Mastromarino) in 1949, sharing some 66 years. He was a devout family man, reveling in his role, as a father and husband. He worked a full career as a design draftsman in the aerospace industry with a number of companies including Raytheon & G.T.E. Sylvania. During the 1960s, he worked on designing electrical parts for the lunar module. He was an avid bowler & was well known as a gifted jokester. A devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community of Revere, he served as president of the Holy Name Society. He was a talented soloist & dancer and once performed as a solo vocalist for a minstrel show held by the Immaculate Conception Reveries. He also served as President of the Revere Senior Center for several years during the 1990s and early 2000s.

He is the cherished father of George P. Shaheen of Revere, Thomas J. Shaheen of Nashua,NH, Stephen J. Shaheen of Miami, Fl., David J. Shaheen & his wife, Minda of Nashua, NH & Philip H. Shaheen his wife, Martha of Williamsburg, VA. He is the devoted grandfather of Zachary Shaheen & his wife, Brittany of Rochester, N.H., Molly Shaheen of Oregon, D.J. Shaheen of Gloucester, MA, Aja Lee Shaheen of Ipswich & Harrison G. Shaheen of Williamsburg, VA. He was the dear brother to the late Ruth Brangiforte, Catherine Gomes, Mary Shaw, & Alice Nichols. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, Joseph Mastromarino & his wife, Claudette, his sisters-in-law Dorothy Trapane & Clara Mattola.

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Peasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or by visiting www.alz.org

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  1. Jim Luzar
    Feb 1 2016

    Phil and family,

    Please accept my dearest sympathies to you and your family…….

    Sincerely,

    Jim Luzar

  2. Joe and Colleen Santerre
    Jan 31 2016

    Dave and family,

    We’re so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our
    sincere condolences. In honor of your Dad’s life we are making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Joe and Colleen Santerre

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