Cecile Ann Shaffer, 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at her home in Solon after a long illness.
Cecile was born in West Millbury, Massachusetts on January 29, 1942. She was delivered by a family friend in which she was named after, Cecile Meacham. A daughter of James and Irene (Blanchett) McKeown Sr.
She was a strong willed person and the best mother and wife. She was married to the love of her life Fred for 61 years. Her interests were bowling, quilting, gardening, cooking and music. Her favorite games were scrabble and suduko. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She leaves behind her husband Freddie Shaffer Sr., her two daughters Tammy A. Merrill of Solon, Pamela L. Leonard of Norridgewock, one son Freddie Shaffer Jr of Solon, her five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, her brother Douglas P. McKeown of Shapleigh. her four sisters Shirley I. Lagerfeld and her husband Earl, of Millbury, Massachusetts, Irene S. Wellington and her husband William of Connecticut, Eleanor M. Daigle and her husband Rene of Whitinville, Massachusetts and Gail T. Lambert and her husband Fred of Milbury, Massachusetts as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers James J. McKeown Jr. of Saint Cloud, Florida, Donald L. McKeown of Millbury, Massachusetts and Paul E. McKeown of Milbury, Massachusetts.
There will be a graveside service at Evergreen cemetery on River Road in Solon on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11 o'clock a.m. Immediately following will be a gathering at John and Tammy Merrill's home, 652 South Solon Road ,Solon, Maine.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to Beacon hospice. America's Foundation 3854 American Way Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Madison & Bingham, Maine. To leave a condolence for the family, share a memory, view the online obituary and to share service and obituary information on social media please visit our website at www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
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