Maureen C. (Lynch) Shaffaval

August 21, 1944 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Maureen Shaffaval Obituary

DANVERS – Ms. Maureen C. (Lynch) Shaffaval, 79 of Danvers beloved lifetime partner of Dr. John C. Clapp, died peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret (Quinn) Lynch. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1962.

Ms. Shaffaval had been employed for many years as an EKG Technician at the former Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers. She worked at the Hunt Hospital until the time of its closing and transitioned to the medical office of Dr. John C. Clapp, where she was an integral member of his team until the time of her retirement.

A loving mother, grandmother, companion and friend, Maureen was devoted to her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy and she rarely missed a life event whether it was cheering on their sports, attending a school event or celebrating birthdays. Maureen was a people person and had many life long friends. What began as “Wednesdays with Gail,” turned into a weekly gathering of many friends. She will be missed for her devotion to her family and friends and remembered for her bright smile and kindness.

An active woman in her day, she enjoyed spending her time skiing, gardening and golfing—even shooting a hole in 1 at Middleton Golf course. She loved to travel and especially treasured her trip to Ireland as she always embraced her Irish heritage. She could always be found listening to her Irish music on Saturday mornings. She also cherished her time spent at Sugar Hill in New Hampshire with her beloved friends and family creating lasting memories.

Maureen is survived by her daughter, Karen St. Pierre and her husband, Duke of Danvers, her son, Todd Shaffaval and his wife, Sonya of Danvers, her grandchildren, Kevin St. Pierre and his wife, Rachael, Kaelie St. Pierre, Erin St. Pierre and her partner Jason McCannon, Mikayla and Madelyn Shaffaval, her lifetime partner, John C. Clapp, MD of Danvers, several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Garrett Lynch, former spouse, James Shaffaval and best friends, Sharon Ruchalski and Barbara Canty.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (rte. 62) DANVERS, Thursday, October 26th from 4 to 7 P.M. Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 27th at 1 P.M. at the Annunciation Cemetery, 155 Hobart St., DANVERS. Donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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October 26, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations DANVERS
167 Maple St., (Rte. 62)
Danvers, MA 01923

Graveside Service
October 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St, Danvers


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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