Beverly, MA — Tammie Annette (Cabral) Shatford,41, wife of Brian Mathew Shatford, of Beverly, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 26 after a courageous battle with cancer with her beloved family at her side. Tammie fought her illness with strength, grace, and dignity.
She remained positive and never gave up. Her only concern was for her children, husband, and family. Tammie's children, Brandi and Cassie, were her pride and joy. She was a devoted mother and cherished every moment she had with her beautiful daughters. Five years ago Tammie married her childhood sweetheart and best friend Brian. They had remained friends throughout their lives. This bond brought them together and helped them overcome many difficulties. She was thankful for the precious time they had together.
Tammie had a great passion for music. She attended many concerts and especially enjoyed the Grateful Dead. Tammie's love for animals was evident through her work at the local animal shelter and her many rescued pets.
In addition to her husband Brian, Tammie is survived by her beloved daughters, Brandi and Cassie Cabral, her father, Walter Cabral and his companion Gayla DeCoste, her brothers, Walter and his wife Abby of Florida and Daniel Cabral, her special nieces, Naomi and Katie and stepchildren, Corrina Shatford, Lillian and Jared Shatford Herdman. She also leaves behind her special canine companion Teddie who was forever by her side. Other family members include uncles, George and Ruth Cabral, aunts, Cathy Cabral, Sharon Porter, Edie and wife Dana Brown, Pauline wife of James Santapaola, Gary Cabral husband of Tina, special aunt and uncle Donna and Earl Unis, her uncle, N. Scott MacFarland, her aunt, Patricia and her husband John McCarthy, and her godson, N. Michael MacFarland and many cousins.
She was predeceased by her beloved mother and best friend Cathy Cabral, grandparents, Norman and Faye MacFarland, George V. and Edna Cabral, uncles, Albert and David Cabral, and her dear aunt, Grace Cote.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral mass will be celebrated today, Friday, August 31st at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours were held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Tammie (Cabral) Shatford Memorial Fund at Rockport National Bank C/O Renee Libro or Angiosarcoma Awareness Inc. P.O. Box 570442, Whitestone, NY 11357. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.