Elizabeth Eaton Shaw
Published 6:50 am, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In 1990, she received the Woodfield Award for leadership and volunteer service, and she became a lifetime trustee of Family Services Woodfield. She was a member of the United Congregational Church in Bridgeport and the first woman to become chairman of the Board. She was one of the founders of the Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Bridgeport and on the Board of Counselors of the People's Savings Bank in Bridgeport. She was also a trustee of the University of Bridgeport and a past president of the Bridgeport Ladies Charitable Society. She served in several leadership capacities as a member of the Junior League of Greater Bridgeport and the Fairfield Garden Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Clarkson of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, Cuyler Shaw of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sargent Shaw of Southport; two grandchildren, Eaton LaVigne of Arlington, Va., and Robert Clarkson of Orlando, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Austin LaVigne and Annie Clarkson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodfield Family Services, Bridgeport Ladies Charitable Society or United Congregational Church.