World War II veteran had long career as an accountant

 Published in the October 8, 2015 edition

Robert-Shedd-Obit-webWALPOLE — Robert B. “Bob” Shedd passed away peacefully at his home in Walpole on Oct. 2, 2015. He was 90. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Harold and Winona (Butler) Shedd. After graduating from Waltham High School, Bob served in World War II as a Military Police Officer in Europe. He completed his education at Bentley College in 1950. He then began a 35-year accounting career, retiring from Cortland Bacall, CPA in 1990. Bob was a lifelong member of the West Roxbury–Dorchester Masonic Lodge where he held many positions, including Master. He also dedicated his time as treasurer for the Nicholas G. Beram Veterans Association and Bethany United Methodist Church.

Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn A. (Aborjaily); his sons, Robert P. Shedd of West Roxbury and Daniel Shedd and his wife Susan of North Reading; his sister, Helen Barber of Marlboro; four grandchildren, Robert, Brianna, Andrew and Nicole, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ruth Shedd, Edith Corner, Marion Kennedy and Barbara Beran, and the brother–in–law of Theodore and Joyce Neals of North Reading, James and Rosaline Buchonis of Centerville and the late Peter and Frieda MacFarlane.

Visiting hours were held Wednesday, Oct. 7  at the Masonic Lodge, 655 High St., Westwood with service by the Nicholas G. Beram Veterans Association and a Masonic Service by the West Roxbury–Dorchester Masonic Lodge. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood, followed by interment with military honors at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Bob’s family would like to thank the many people who have provided care and support to them and to Bob, especially the Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association. In lieu of flowers donations to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (, PO Box 89367, Tampa FL 33689 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka KS 66675 would be appreciated.