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Robert J. Shone

December 4, 1938 — April 27, 2023


Robert J. Shone

Robert Joseph Shone (“Bob”), age 84, of Lynnfield, formerly a longtime resident of East Boston, died Thursday, April 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. 

Born in Boston on December 4, 1938 he was the son of the late John W. and Lillian M. (Regan) Shone. 

Bob was raised in Boston, spending time in Dorchester, West Roxbury and Roslindale. In 1963, he married Mary A. McGunigle and the two settled in East Boston to raise their family of three.  After an honorable discharge from the Army, Bob spent most of his career as a Clerk of Courts for Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.  Devoted to his faith, Bob was heavily involved in many Catholic charity organizations and was a very active and proud member of the Knights of Columbus, especially the chapter located in Chelsea, Mass. Together with his wife, he enjoyed traveling, taking cruises and numerous road trips across the country. They also enjoyed summering with their extended family in New Hampshire, both Hampton and Deerfield, where the family had a cottage on Pleasant Lake. 
Extremely devoted to his family, he was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren. He closely followed and participated in their various accomplishments and celebrated their achievements. He was the center of their lives and was much loved and adored.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (McGunigle). He was the loving father of Maura Carlson of Burlington, Kevin Shone and his wife Alanna of Lynnfield, and Kerri Pagliuca and her husband Paul of Lynnfield. He was the grandfather of Catherine Garvey and her husband Ryan, Allison Pagliuca, Harrison Shone, Lauren Carlson, Zachary Shone, Jennifer Pagliuca, Cassidy Shone, Ashley Pagliuca, Joseph Pagliuca, and Andrew Shone. He was the brother of the late John & Walter Shone. He was the brother-in-law to Ann Hancock and her late husband Allen, Claire Denahey and her late husband Joseph, Patricia “Joy” Shone, and the late Janet Shone. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Lily. 

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, corner of Grove & Salem Sts., Lynnfield on Tuesday at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday from 4-7pm. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. 

In lieu of flowers, donation to a charity that was near to his heart, the Makayla Fund, 8 Kipling Road, South Weymouth MA 02190. would be greatly appreciated.  

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