Freda Shapiro


Shapiro, Freda (Feinstein), age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Brudnick Center for the Living, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the devoted wife of the late Sheldon Shapiro, with whom she had shared just shy of 55 years of marriage.  Freda is survived by her three adoring sons, Stuart Shapiro of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Thomas Shapiro of Peabody, MA and Jeffrey Shapiro of Danvers, MA; daughters-in-law Mim Shapiro, Lillian Shapiro, and Lynn Shapiro; six grandchildren, Serena Molk and her husband Matt, Melissa Shapiro, Ariana Tivnan and her husband Ryan, Shauna Shapiro, David Shapiro and Josh Shapiro; and one great-grandson, Theo Molk.  Born in Providence, RI on September 13, 1926 to the late Max and Tillie (Ladd) Feinstein, she was predeceased by her brothers, Peter and Danny Feinstein, and her sister, Goldie Berlin.  Alongside her husband, Freda lovingly raised her sons in Cranston, RI before moving to Delray Beach, FL.  She would later move to North Andover, MA and most recently, Peabody, MA.  Freda was truly beloved by all who knew her.  Always complimented on her beautiful red hair and her enduring sense of style, she had a true zest for life.  She enjoyed canasta and playing endless rounds of “nickels” with her girlfriends, but most of all, she savored her time with her grandchildren and great-grandson.  Freda will be remembered for her loving spirit and kind heart and will be missed by those who were lucky enough to have known her.  Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda’s memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or The Brudnick Center for Living, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA 01960.  Shiva will commence following the burial and will be observed Wednesday, 6-9; Thursday, 10-2 and 6-9; Friday, 10-2; Saturday, 6-9; and Sunday, 10-2 at the home of Tom and Lillian Shapiro, 5 Price Rd., Peabody, MA.


  1. Jodi Coburn
    Dec 19, 2017

    Dear Tom, Lillian, and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Freda’s memory be a blessing.


    Jodi Coburn, Steve Blumenkrantz, and family

  2. Laurie and Steve Aubee
    Dec 20, 2017

    Steve and I were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I believe she is now at peace with your Dad …We have a new angel in Heaven.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. With Sympathy and Love, The Aubees

  3. Sherry & Sam Reiver
    Dec 20, 2017

    To the Shapiro Family,

    Sam & I are very sorry about the loss of Freda. She was very, very special to us for the last 13 years and after my dad died 6 years ago, we remained close to each other always laughing on the phone. She forever gave me good advice, some I should have listened to as she was a very wise woman. Our prayers and love.

    Sherry, Sam and our children.

  4. walter&nannette Petrush
    Dec 20, 2017

    Dear Lynn,Jeff&boys.
    We are so sorry for the lost of your Mother. Our Prayers are with all of you and your family.
    Nannette&Walter Petrush

  5. Bonnie PERLMAN Jaffe
    Dec 21, 2017

    I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing.Months ago we had spoken for quite a while and recalled many happy times together with my mom and dad. I will always remember her grace and style and her beautiful red hair.

  6. chuck gould
    Dec 21, 2017

    tom and family

    so sorry to hear of your moms passing! i really enjoyed her quick wit and feistyness and would always stop in to say hello when visiting my mother at brudnick. our chats usually focused on
    her family and would conclude with a youtune featuring ish
    kabible(goggle it). i am truly sorry!

    chuck gould

  7. John and Jane Murray
    Dec 21, 2017

    Dear Lil, Tom, Mim, Stewie, Lynne, Jeffrey and kids,
    Just adored spunky, fashionable Freda with her beautiful red hair! She will be so missed. How lucky you all were to have in your lives as long as you did but it’s never long enough. She’s now your angel in heaven looking over you all. May your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort. Big group hug.
    With much love,
    John and Jane

  8. virleia dunn
    Dec 21, 2017

    Dear Tom Shapiro and family,

    sorry for your loss,visiting Freda every day was not work for me,
    everyday I would look for the time that I stop to see her ,we always had something to talk or laugh about…and one of the things that I admired on Freda was the love that she had for her family,for life,and her boys…she will always be rememrbered,by

    Vielea Dunn

    Hospice Aid

  9. Norene Gachignard
    Dec 21, 2017

    I had the pleasure of caring for Freda along with my nursing students from NSCC. Freda was always so willing to talk to and teach students about her health and her life. She was a remarkable woman. Condolences,

  10. Gilda Baker Resnick
    Dec 21, 2017

    Freda was a very good friend of mine, and we had fun growing up together in Providence. I will miss her, and sent my deepest sympathies to all of you.

  11. Michael & Michael Pearl & Family
    Dec 21, 2017

    Dear Stuart, Mim, Mel & Shauna,

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We hope you are all comforted by her long life and the wonderful memories that will help you during these difficult times.

  12. Neal & Peggy Plushner
    Dec 23, 2017

    Freda was like a second mom to me. I’ve known her my entire life and always enjoyed her company and many fun conversations. She was such a spirited woman who would always speak in a high pitched voice which I always enjoyed listening to. She and my late mom Jean, we’re best of friends and stayed in touch throughout their lives. Freda was a lovely lady and I’ll always remember her and the memories she left behind for me. My Sincere condolences to Stuart, Tommy, Jeffery and family.

    Neal & Peggy Plushner

  13. Jay Kirshenbaum
    Dec 26, 2017

    December 22, 2017


    - Sorry for your loss of your mother. Please extend my condolences to Tommy and Jeffrey.

    - Drop me a line over the holidays when you get a chance to catch up.


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    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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