Theresa Shaw, 53, of East Hartford, the wife of James Shaw died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at her home. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Machie) and the late Paul R. Arel. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her Aunt Maguerite; her Uncle George; cousins Keith, Karl and Kenny; and her friends, whom were like sisters, Virginia Jablonski and Jessie Karpf. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.