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“As a lifelong friend, Shawn you were the greatest. You were more than a friend you were family to me and the fact you are gone is so painful to think...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Lanno - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Mary and Family,I just saw this. I am so sorry to hear of Shawn's passing. I didn't know him, but know how proud you were of him. We have been out of...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Gloria Champion - Waltham, MA

“Giles Family, I just saw this. So sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Shawn, but worked with Mary for many years. Please accept my sincere...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Gloria Champion - Waltham

“So sorry for his passing. Such a great person and friend. I will so miss are talks at his house and sharing stories and laughter! ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Tim Southall - Georgetown, MA

“I am in shock and so sad to hear of Shawn's passing. Shawn and his beloved dogs were with me through a difficult time in my life. I am forever...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Vosolo - Burlington, MA

“Shawn you are the greatest. It was a pleasure to have known you to work together.I still just cant believe your gone. When my time comes I hope to...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Gary Finlayson - Stoneham, MA

“My heartfelt condolences go out to all of Shawn's family, friends and loved ones. I was so, so shocked to hear of Shawn's passing. I still can't...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: David Limole - Friend

“I had the pleasure to work w/Shawn at The Burlington Marriott. We shared lots of laughs and discussions of sports and....of course, girls.It did not...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Fred Lonergan - Fruitland Park, FL

“Shawn I was shocked to see this today. I have no idea what happened my friend. I will always remember the good times with you at the Wal-lex roller...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Landry - Waltham, MA

“Rest easy Shawn. My thoughts and prayers are for you and with your family at this most difficult time. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Matthew Tierney - Philadelphia, PA

“Shawn was a very important part of my life and I'm so sorry he left us too early. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Jennifer Wydom - Marlborough, MA

“so sorry to hear this..my condolences to the family..R.I.P. shawno..you'll be missed..Sincerely, Steve Lassman ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Steve lassman - bourne, MA

“Dear Aunt Mary ,Andy and Darlene. I was saddened to hear of Shawn's passing. We send healing prayers and comforting hugs. May care and love of those...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Christina Brennan - Hobe Sound, FL

“I was so sorry to hear of Shawn's sudden passing my husband and I were next door neighbors and friends for 10 years. We have left a memorial donation...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Debora Doyle - Goodyear, AZ

“Shawno, I can't believe you're gone. Your generosity and spirit will live on the hearts of your friends and family forever. I will always cherish the...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Phil Dragone - Stoneham, MA

“No words can explain why. Such a beautiful man. I am here for you Mary. I share your pain. Condolences to all the Giles family ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“I will miss you forever. My heart is broken. You are the best brother a sister could have. I miss that smile. RIP. I will love you forever. ❤ ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Darlene Prendergast

“The best next door neighbor you could have. Although we spoke from time to time, l had not seen him for a year and a half. We finally hooked up for...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Bob and Debora Doyle - Goodyear, AZ


Shawn was the kind of go-to guy for just about anything. . .a loving son, brother, uncle, co-worker and friend, Shawn was there ready and willing whether it was to check-in on family, to offer a helping hand with the lawn out back, or simply to be a listening ear.

Mr. Shawn T. Giles, of Rowley, formerly of Waltham, died on August 13, 2019. He was 52.

Shawn was born in Waltham on April 12, 1967, a son of Mary E. (Florio) Giles of Waltham and the late Andrew F. Giles. For more than 25 years he worked as an engineer at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington.

Anyone who knew Shawn knew he was an avid outdoorsman and his best days were spent in the open air. Adventures with his father on deep-sea fishing excursions, spending time at Hampton Beach with his best pal, his beloved dog, Mugsy, and tending to the backyard landscaping were where some of his best days were spent. His soft smile and gentle humor will be missed by many, and always remembered by those who were close to him.

In addition to his mother, Mary, Shawn is survived by his siblings, Darlene M. Prendergast (William), of Brentwood, New Hampshire and Andrew F. Giles, Jr. (Patrice), of Lancaster; his nieces and nephew, Allison Prendergast, Stacey Giles and Andrew Giles, III and also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shawn is reunited with his father, the late Andrew F. Giles, who died in 2013.

Family and friends will honor and remember Shawn's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, August 20th, at 10 a.m. where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial is private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.