Olive M. (Helgren) Shattuck peacefully passed away on Friday December 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Olive was 94 years old. She was the daughter of Oliver A. and Mildred (Gowdy) Helgren. Olive was married to her best friend Melvin H. Shattuck who predeceased her in 1986. She was the sister to Marjorie G. Overell who predeceased her in 2017. Olive was a graduate of Quincy High School, class of 1945 and Boston University College of Practical Arts, class of 1947. She stayed in close contact with school and college friends for her whole life. Olive's first love was singing. She sang in school productions, various church choirs, duets, trios and quartets with Melvin and various friends and family members. Olive worked for Pearl Street Motors in Braintree, MA and Signet Electronics in Quincy, MA. After retirement, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Braintree Community Food Pantry and was also a caregiver for many of her relatives. In her younger years she proudly worked under Effie Waddell for the Family Service Society in Quincy, MA. She was a Rainbow Girl, an avid seamstress in her younger years, a proud member of The Merry Mates Club of South Congregational Church as a young adult in which she made many close and lasting friendships, and after retirement was a member of Braintree Women's Club and The Braintree Historical Society. Olive is survived by her four devoted daughters: Susan Lajoie of New Boston, NH, Gayle Shattuck and her husband Mark Sewell of Lexington, MA, Donna O'Connell and her husband David of Quincy, MA and Heather Shattuck and her husband Luther Kamborian of Rockland, MA. She also is survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. There will be a wake at 10:30-11:30am Saturday December 17, 2022 at South Congregational Church, 1075 Washington Street, Braintree, MA. Memorial service to follow immediately at 11:30am. At Olive's request, burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Olive's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, W. Bridgewater, MA 02379 or South Congregational Church, 1075 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184.
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