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Barbara Jean ‘BJ’ Shaw Smiley, 70

Barbara Jean "BJ" Shaw Smiley

STRONG - Barbara Jean "BJ" Shaw Smiley, 70, passed away at her family home in Strong on May 5, 2020.

She was born in Skowhegan, on April 22, 1950, the daughter of William J. Shaw Sr. and Flora Mae Burbank Shaw.

BJ graduated from Strong High School in the class of 1968. She resided in New Hampshire for a while before returning to Maine. BJ enjoyed visiting relatives in York Beach and loved Long Sands Beach, along with spending vacations with her sister and friends on Drakes Island.

BJ is survived by her sister, Terry Shaw Parekh and husband Shashi; brothers, William J. Shaw Jr. and wife Pam, Daniel Shaw, and Patrick Shaw; as well as an aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Condolences to the Shaw family. So sorry to hear of Jeannie’s passing. I will remember her for her driving ability, amongst other good childhood memories

  2. So sorry to hear of Barbra's passing. Thoughts and prayers to her family. R.I.P BJ .

  3. Many fond memories of younger days growing up. Condolences to the family.

  4. We are so sorry to hear this. She was such a vibrant person.

  5. It will seem strange not seeing her buzzing through town doing something or going somewhere. Sorry for the family loss.

  6. Spent many hours in this household growing. Wonderful memories. She was a kind, generous and fun-loving person. My sincere condolences to the family.

  7. Sympathies to Jean's family.

  8. Sending heartfelt condolences to Jeannie’s
    Spent my younger yrs. living on Church St.
    & Jeannie-Danny & Ann Richards were (the older Cool kids in the neighborhood)....We thought so😍
    So sorry to hear of her passing....
    Joanie/Teeny/Brud Foster

  9. My sincerest condolenses to Terry, John, Danny, Patrick and families. Jeannie and I were very close growing up. So sorry to here this news and to have lost contact with all of you over the years. Ione

  10. So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. In my mind she’s still your little sister, Terry Jo. So many fond memories of our times together in your home in Strong. My love and prayers to you all.

  11. So sorry to hear this. Even though we have not seen each other for a while I will never forget the times we had together. XOXO

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