MATTAWAMKEAG – Walter E. Shedd, 80, longtime resident of Mattawamkeag, died Jan. 8, 2005, at Cummings Health Care Facility in Howland, with his loving wife at his side. Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Mattawamkeag, he was the son of the late Prince H. Shedd and Stella Shedd Grant. Walter attended schools in Mattawamkeag and served in the U.S. Army from July 13, 1943, until Sept. 14, 1946, serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign. He was employed at Forster Manufacturing in Mattawamkeag, Stone and Webster, and Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket for 31 years. He attended the Methodist Church in Mattawamkeag and was a member of American Legion Post 0013 of East Millinocket and VFW Post 7409 of Mattawamkeag. Walter had a great love for hunting and fishing, photography and genealogy. He is survived by his devoted wife, Maria L. Shedd of Mattawamkeag; a son, Robert Shedd of Worcester, Mass; a daughter, Judy Flewelling of Mattawamkeag; two grandsons, Robert and Jonathan Flewelling of Mattawamkeag; two stepgrandchildren, Aaron and Colby I’Lovici of Worcester, Mass.; three sisters, Alice Coombs of Brunswick, Shirley Budge of Mattawamkeag and Emma Mae Griffith of Bossier City, La.; several nieces, nephews, two aunts, one uncle and several cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jane E. Shedd; a brother, Clifford C. Shedd; a niece, Kelly Coombs Piazza. Friends and Relatives may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Leon Robinson officiating. There will be a luncheon at the Mattawamkeag Municipal Building after the funeral service. A Military Committal service will be held in the spring at the Mattawamkeag Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in his memory to the Mattawamkeag Methodist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit