Freda Shapiro, 91


PEABODY, MASS. – Freda (Feinstein) Shapiro passed away peacefully on Dec. 18 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 and Jeffrey Shapiro of Danvers, Massachusetts; 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 on Sept. 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, before moving to Delray Beach, Florida.  She would later move to North Andover, Massachusetts and most recently, Peabody.  

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.  

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 St., Peabody, MA 01960.