Jean M. Cook Shaw, 92, of 31 E. Wright Ave., Waterloo, died Thursday (June 14) at Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia St., Waterloo. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center St.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center St., Waterloo.
Jean was born in Waterloo on March 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Weldon G. and Bessie Feeney Cook. She attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Waterloo High School in 1944. After high school, she worked at Evans Chemetics in Waterloo to earn money to attend Rochester Business Institute, where she graduated. She then worked in the payroll department at the Geneva Forge Co. She took time off to raise a family after marrying Cecil Shaw of Geneva Oct. 4, 1948. She returned to work later as senior typist at the Seneca County Community Counseling Center, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, a member of the church’s Rosary Altar Society and a member of Court Theresa 902 of the Catholic Daughters of America. Jean will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was fun loving, full of life, had a good sense of humor and enjoyed a good game of euchre.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Balistreri of Waterloo; three sons David L (Mari Lynn) of Canandaigua; Gary M. (Maureen) of South Carolina and James E. Shaw of Waterloo; her sister, Kathleen Clark of North Chili; six grandchildren, Joshua (Deja) Arnold, Jessica (Marcus) Hayes, Jason Shaw, Garrett Shaw, Lisa (Billy) Balistreri Macuch and Jill (Rob) Galinski; several nieces and nephews and her beloved feline friend, Uma.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Cecil, who died in November 1979; her sister, Marjorie Cook; her brothers Robert (Ann) Cook and Richard (Jeanne) Cook; a niece, Rosemary Cook Corbett; and brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Phyllis Dwyer and Dale and Jean Shaw.