Josephine A. (Shepard) Shamey, age 61

of Weymouth

Josephine A. (Shepard) Shamey, age 61

Josephine A. (Shepard) Shamey, age 61, a lifelong Weymouth resident, died suddenly, Monday, February 8, 2021, at home.

Josephine was born in Weymouth, to the late Joseph and Mary (York) Shepard. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1977.

Josephine was primarily a homemaker but had also worked as a clerk for Boston Financial Services for many years.

She enjoyed playing pool at Pete’s Bar and Grille in Quincy. Josephine loved music, especially bluegrass. She was also a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding. She had a special affinity for frogs. Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her cherished grandchildren.

Devoted mother of Michael P. Shepard of Hull, Scarlett L. Shamey of Weymouth, Courtney Schneider of Boston, and Kayla E. Merchant of Braintree.

Loving grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of one.

Dear sister of John Shepard of Weymouth and predeceased by Joseph Shepard and Gladys Riely.

Josephine is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her cousin, Julie Webb.

At the request of the family, memorial services will take place at a later date.

Josephine was a longtime Red Sox fan and supporter of the Jimmy Fund. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or


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  • rest in peace,you will be missed

  • I am so sorry for your loss . Joanne and I were childhood friends.

  • Joanne i cant believe this i love and miss u momma always will be my second mother

  • A great friend and girlfriend for years RIP Joanne

  • Very sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Joanne was a good friend to the Gangi family for many years. We will all miss you. Rest In Peace.

  • I would like to express my Condolences to Joannes Children Family and Friends. I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my Dear, Sweet and Funny Friend. May she rest in eternal peace.

  • We are so sorry for Joanne’s passing, she was a wonderful devoted Mimi/Grandmother to Liam and her other grandchildren. She will be missed by so many. May she rest in peace. Our prayers to her family and friends.

  • Cuz, you are gone to soon, God must have needed a special Angel, and that special Angel was you. Until we meet again, I love you ❤️

  • Rest In Peace cousin. You will be missed 😔

  • My deepest and sincerest thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family.

    I will always have the best memories of Joanne from our childhood. It was only not long ago I had the change to reconnect after many years of losing track of her. I was glad to have a chance to get together with her and have a couple of memories! Joanne was a thoughtful and caring soul who loved her family to the fullest! Always doing whatever she could for them. I know her children and grand children will miss her greatly! Joanne was the glue that held them all together…she will be deeply missed by many. Rest in peace my friend! Gone but never forgotten.

  • I just heard Jo and I can’t believe you are gone. Our school days going back to Bicknell are fresh in my mind. I was honored to be your friend and we got such a kick out of each other. You left too soon but there is a reason why everything happens as it does
    I will remember you always and when we meet again, ask me for gum , I will bring some. Your loving side kick, Nancy❤️ I love you

  • Rest in piece Joanne ..I’m lost for words .keep a watch over your children and grandchildren..give Craig a hug from’ll be missed

  • Where do I start ??? Well 30 years ago you came into my life. So many great times so many !!!! You taught me a lot Joanne thank for everything. Please watch over each and every one of us !!!! You will always be in my heart !!!! My forever friend

  • Joanne, I’m so sorry to have lost you to the other side!!
    I’ve known you since Junior high school!!
    You will be missed by many abroad!!
    No words can express my grieving of your passing!!!
    You will be missed…Sister!!!
    Love you💜💜💜💜

  • Euology : by M.L.Link

    Though i’m gone
    And no longer there
    I leave behind sorrow
    And great despair .

    I’ve gone away
    With wings in flight
    Driven towards eternal light ..

    Remember me now
    For in heaven i reside
    And hold me close deep inside …

    Dry your tears
    For i had to go
    To live with the lord
    In his blissful glow ….

    Rest in peace Joanne, You will surely be missed 😭
    Love your nephew Michael