Steven E. Shaw

ALBION – Steven E. Shaw, 67, of Albion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 15, 2022 after a courageous fight with heart disease.

He was born on May 11, 1954 to the late Joyce (Roderick) Hughes and Kenneth Shaw. He grew up in Falmouth, Mass. In 1970, he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country. After his discharge from the Army, he married his first wife, Deborah Clark, daughter of Jean and William Clark. In 1981 his cherished daughter, Jennifer, was born.

He started his own roofing business and enjoyed life on Cape Cod before moving to his hunting camp in Freedom, Maine in 1986. It was at this very hunting camp that he met his current wife, Bonnie Paquette, daughter of Ron and Joanne Gagnon and the late Don Paquette. They married on Oct. 20, 1990. In 1992, they were blessed with their son, Jonathan. Steve later put his carpentry skills to work and built his own home in Freedom where he spent many happy years making memories with his family.

Steve was proud of many things, but especially the time he spent working at Mount View High School as a football coach, after school supervisor, and a special ed. tech. It was during this time that he made a tremendous impact on many students, faculty and staff.

He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, which earned him the nickname Big Bucks Shaw. He treasured the time spent at his camp in Rockwood, Maine, and close friends enjoyed time at “man camp” as well.

His later years were spent enjoying what he loved most – his family: his loving wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Jennifer (Chagnon) and her husband, Jared, his son, Jonathan and his wife Brittany, and his three beautiful grandchildren, Mason, Maddox, and Kinley. He was so grateful to his extended family, especially the Paquettes, Browns, Masessas, Clarks, Clausons, and all of his close friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kriegel and his staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Brewster Ambulance Service.

And in the words of Steve…see you around like a doughnut!

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Liberty Community Hall, 320 Pinnacle Road, Liberty, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations through GoFundMe can be made to one of two causes Steve would be proud to help: The Riley Boulay Scholarship Fund and Mount View Football Boosters (to donate visit

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