Charles Robert Shields, Jr

Charles Robert Shields, Jr

Birth
Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Mar 2002 (aged 54)
Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 107636580 · View Source
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Charles R. Shields Jr., 54 Was an artist, AIDS activist, speaker and writer: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA) - Saturday, March 23, 2002
Deceased Name: Charles R. Shields Jr., 54 Was an artist, AIDS activist, speaker and writer
WORCESTER -- Charles R. Shields Jr., 54, of 70 Southbridge St., formerly of Fitchburg, died Wednesday, March 20, in St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of Charles R. and Veronica (Champagne) Shields. He graduated from St. John's High School and attended St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Conn., Immaculate Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., Worcester State College and Fitchburg State College.
Mr. Shields was an artist, and a religious worker, having worked for three years in St. John of God Hospital in Allston, and for three years in Jesus People Church in Chicago. He was an AIDS activist, speaker and playright, and wrote many articles on AIDS and art for Worcester Magazine.
He leaves his wife, Deborah (Renda) Shields of Lancaster; his mother, Veronica (Champagne) Shields Shank of Leicester; a stepfather, Walter W. Shank of Leicester; two daughters, Hannah and Abby Shields, both of Lancaster; a sister, Susan Durocher of Leicester; two brothers, Timothy Shields of Woonsocket, R.I. and Matthew Shields of Millbury; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held this morning with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Leicester.
Cremation will be in All Faiths Crematory, and interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Leicester.
Callahan Brothers Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.


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  • Created by: Francis C. Laiglon
  • Added: 1 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107636580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Robert Shields, Jr (13 Jun 1947–20 Mar 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107636580, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Francis C. Laiglon (contributor 47545557) .