Edward Shabowich

Died: 2017-10-04
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-10-13 / 10am -Noon
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2017-10-13 Noon
Service location: Mackey Funeral Home
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-10-13
Cemetery: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, MA
Contributions: In lieu of flowers kindly make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, visit:

Edward Shabowich, 98, beloved husband of the late Rita (Lucia) Shabowich, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on October 4, at the Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. Edward was born February 27, 1919, in Danvers to Peter and Anna (Lastowska) Shabowich, and lived in Danvers for most of his life. Edward was predeceased by a younger brother Joseph and is survived by a younger sister Mary Portelance of Edgewater, Florida. Additionally, Edward is survived by his son Peter Shabowich of Danvers and daughter Maryann Shabowich Connelly of Sudbury, daughter-in-law Diane Shabowich, son-in-law Stephen Connelly, and grandchildren Brandy Shabowich, Zachary Shabowich, Meghan Connelly, Shannon Connelly, Jack Connelly, and Amanda Shabowich, and several nieces and nephews including Dianne Portelance of Edgewater, with whom he was especially close. He leaves a daughter-in law Kathy Shabowich. His oldest son Edward Shabowich predeceased him. Edward fought with Patton’s third army in Central Europe during World War Two as a staff sergeant. Upon the end of the war Edward was honorably discharged and subsequently served as a police officer for 38 years in Lynn, Massachusetts. In his younger days, Ed was a talented athlete and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed many days hunting and fishing with his father. Once he started a family, Ed’s passion became his family and all Boston sports teams with a particular affinity for both the Red Sox and the Bruins. The consummate family man, “Big Ed” lived for and through his family and until a few short months ago lived independently in the same home where he and Rita raised their children. He spent his final months under the care of the staff at Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation in Danvers, where he received love and comfort from many of the caring staff. He will be missed.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation to be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, Rt. 114, 128 S. Main St., Middleton, MA on Friday, October 13, from 10am -12pm. A short service to commemorate his life, family and lasting impact will be held at 12pm in the funeral home. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers kindly make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, visit:


Our deep condolences to your family. We will miss Eddie. We shared much laughter with him. A wonderful man and neighbor. Love, The Blanchette Family
So sorry for your loss Peter and family...he was a great man. I always enjoyed talking to him while he watched over us on the night shift at Danvers Savings Bank. Jane E Santorella
Peter,so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ed was a true gentleman. He really lit up when he told stories of his family and his time with the Lynn Police. May your memories comfort you and bring you peace. Love, the Tansey family.
Peter and Maryann --❤️ I so loved your Dad!! He was like a second father to me.... I am so incredibly sorry for you loss and I wish I could be with you now and hoping to be back in time on Friday from Ghana. ❤️You both... Karen Aniello Horn

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