William T. Shields

July 4, 2018

William T. Shields
U.S. Veteran

US Army

of Woburn, July 4th, at eighty-one years of age. Beloved husband of Joan (Driscoll) Shields. Devoted father of Maureen DiBiaso, her husband John of Everett and Patricia Cangiano, her husband Paul of Woburn. Dear brother of Joseph Shields, his wife Ruth of Walpole, Jack Shields, his wife Martha of Harwich, Elizabeth Shea of Quincy, Kathleen Lovett, her husband Bill of Milton and brother-in-law of Eileen Shea, her late husband Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Kristina and Jonathan DiBiaso and Lisa and Erin Cangiano. Also survived by his granddog Lola. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s memory to Catholic Television, 34 Chestnut St, Watertown, MA 02472 or to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

William T. Shields, of Woburn, died peacefully, Wednesday, July 4th, at eighty-one years of age. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Driscoll) Shields.

Born in Boston, Bill was a son of the late William and Mary (Downey) Shields. He was raised in Dorchester and a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in the North End. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business from Boston College and then went on to serve his country proudly as part of the US Army, until being honorably discharged in 1964.

For many years, Bill worked as a Production Manager for Roll Form Steel. After his retirement, he spent many years as an assistant coach of football and basketball for Everett High School. It was something he loved and was passionate about. He was also very involved with the Woburn Athletic Program, coaching both Pop Warner football and Woburn Recreation Basketball. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Pop Warner Program.

Bill enjoyed traveling, especially to Ireland and England and also taking cruises. He spent summers with his family in Cape Cod and enjoyed nothing more than being surrounded by them. He was a kind-hearted, mellow, happy man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He always saw the good in others and always willing to help anyone in need. Each and every year he volunteered collecting Toys for Tots for the city.

Bill was a longtime communicant and faithful parishioner of St. Barbara’s Church in Woburn. He served as a lector, sang in the choir and attended Mass daily.

Along with being survived by his wife Joan, Bill was the devoted father of Maureen DiBiaso, her husband John of Everett and Patricia Cangiano, her husband Paul of Woburn. Dear brother of Joseph Shields, his wife Ruth of Walpole, Jack Shields, his wife Martha of Harwich, Elizabeth Shea of Quincy, Kathleen Lovett, her husband Bill of Milton and brother-in-law of Eileen Shea, her late husband Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Kristina and Jonathan DiBiaso and Lisa and Erin Cangiano. Also survived by his granddog Lola.

The family would like to Thank all of the nurses and staff at Winchester Hospital, for the phenomenal care and compassion they showed to Bill and his family during his time there.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Bill’s memory to Catholic Television, 34 Chestnut St, Watertown, MA 02472 or to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 9th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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  1. Ken and Betty Peavey

    Dear Maureen, John and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you with the loss of such a wonderful man. We had the pleasure of hearing him sing at a mass. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family.

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