John Shields Obituary, Death – John F. “Jack” Of Milton and Harwich, who was 81 years old when he passed away, did so in a peaceful manner on November 3, 2022. Husband of Martha Wedgeworth Shields, who cherished him deeply. Beloved father of John Shields, who is married to Patricia and lives in South Boston; Katherine Keohan, who lives in Milton; Sarah Rowley, who also lives in Milton; and Julie McPhillips, who lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with her husband Noel. Additionally, he leaves behind nine grandchildren, including Sean and Liam Keohan, Ryan and Rory Shields, Aidan and Luke Rowley, and Anna, Shane, and Tara McPhillips.

Jack Shields was the son of William Shields, who passed away, and Mary (Downey) Shields, who also passed away. He was the brother of Kathleen Lovett of Milton, who passed away, Elizabeth Shea of Quincy, and William Shields of Woburn. Joseph Shields of Walpole and William Shields of Woburn were also his siblings. William Lovett of Milton and Joan Shields of Woburn were his in-laws, and he was their brother-in-law. In addition, he is survived by many members of his extended family, including a large number of nieces and nephews.

Jack spent his childhood in the community of St. Marks, where he lived with his large and extended family. He received his education at St. Mark’s School, where he participated as a choir member and also worked as an altar boy. Jack received academic and athletic scholarships to both high school and college as a result of his outstanding performance in both areas. Jack received his education at both Christopher Columbus and Boston College High School. He remained a student at Boston College Class of 1963, where he also participated in football.

He attended Boston State College and received a Master of Arts degree there. After receiving his diploma, he started a 37-year career in the Boston Public Schools, where he held a variety of positions before retiring as the Principal of the Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury. Working with the students in Boston was where he discovered his true calling. They were his top priority, and as a result, he had a significant impact on the lives of his students through his teaching, coaching, and mentoring.

Jack worked at the Captain’s Golf Course after retiring to the Cape, where he enjoyed many enjoyable rounds of golf during his time there. Jack eventually moved his full-time residence to the Cape. During his retirement, he took advantage of the time to travel and counted his many wonderful friends among his blessings. Jack leaves behind a large number of relatives, friends, and family members who will miss him profoundly.

On Thursday, November 10, at 10:30 in the morning, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Agatha Church, which can be found at 432 Adams Street in Milton. Invited are both family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 3 to 7 pm at the Dolan Funeral Home located at 460 Granite Avenue in East Milton Square. Interment at the Milton Cemetery.