Florence M. Shakan – Cumberland

Florence M. Shakan – Cumberland

Florence M. (Breault) Shakan, 87, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at home peacefully surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Shakan Sr.

She leaves children, Debbie A. Mitchell and her husband, Charlie, Al Shakan and his wife, Robin, and Lori Shakan; her brothers, the Rev. Charles Breault OMI, Br. Robert Breault and Richard Breault; her grandchildren, Jennifer Shakan, Jason Lee, George Shakan, Kendra Shakan, Keri Mitchell, Emilie Mitchell, Will Shakan and Keith Shakan; her great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Morgan and Luna; her sisters-in-law, Joan Breault and Olga Caswell; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Armand Breault and Br. Edward Breault SC.

Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Beauregard) Breault. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in 1949 and a CCRI graduate at the age of 51.

Mrs. Shakan was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church for 59 years, where she taught CCD for over 10 years. She was also a longtime Girl Scout Leader and on the Mercymount PTO Board. Mrs. Shakan was also a communicant of St. Basil the Great Church.

Florence was a generous and loving person who always put family and friends first. She enjoyed spending time in the yard where she was active.

Florence's Life Celebration was held April 8 at the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 9 in the St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial followed in the St. Basil the Great Cemetery, Cumberland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, 685 Steere Farm Rd, Pascoag, RI 02859.

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