BANGOR – Hilda M. (LaRochelle) Ryder-Shaw, R.N., 82, passed away June 10, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 12, 1929, in Bowdoinham, daughter of the late Edward E. and Lela (Bishop) LaRochelle. Hilda graduated from Erskine Academy, South China, in 1946 and Sister’s Hospital School of Nursing, Waterville, in 1949, and was active in her nursing career for 39 years. She was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church and a member of St. John’s council of women. Hilda was also an associate lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Hilda is survived by three children, Ann M. Ryder of Hampden, John E. Ryder and his wife, Susan A., of Bangor and Patrick J. Ryder and his wife, Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder, of Hermon; three grandsons, Matthew I. Ryder and his wife, Adrienne, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., PJ Dumont of Hampden and Andrew D. Ryder and his wife, Christal, of Glenburn; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Jacob, Brayden Matthew, Lindsay Marie, Landon John and Lily Grace; two sisters, Elizabeth G. Craft and her husband, Thomas W., of Raleigh, Miss., and Gail F. Bridgham and her husband, Clifford E., of Glenburn; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special “grandsons,” Benjamin and Jonathan Shaw. Hilda was predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, Henry “Fran” Ryder Jr.; her second husband of 20 years, Lawrence E. Shaw; a son, Michael Francis; a great-grandson, Jacob David; and one brother, Neil E. LaRochelle. The family thanks Sarah Rose Lamport, F.N.P., and the staff at Winterberry Heights and Beacon Hospice for their tender care of Hilda and all their kindness to her family members. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the funeral Mass July 2. Hilda’s family would appreciate anyone wishing to remember her in a special way, contribute in her memory to Manna, P.O. Box 2763, Bangor, ME 04402, an organization whose work she admired; or Beacon Hospice, 304 Hancock St., Suite 3A, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed atwww.BrookingsSmith.com.
HILDA M. RYDER-SHAW, R.N.