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Manisha Mitesh Shah
January 15, 1971 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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In the gentle breeze of a Sunday morning, the world lost a beacon of light and love. Manisha M. Shah, aged 52, of Lincoln, passed away on January 7th at HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care. Born in the heart of Dabhoi, Gujarat, India, on January 15, 1971, Manisha's journey began in a land rich with culture and tradition. For 34 years, India shaped her spirit before she ventured across the world to the United States, bringing with her an unquenchable zest for life.
Manisha's essence was one of pure kindness; a soul so generous and warm that she turned the simplest moments into memories of joy. Her laughter was a melody that echoed in the hearts of all who heard it, a sound as bright and comforting as the morning sun.
In her lifetime, Manisha was a fortress of love for her cherished family. Her heart belonged to her devoted husband, Mitesh Shah, 56, and together they nurtured two beautiful children: their son, Karan Shah, 22, and their daughter Yashvi Shah, 14. Manisha was a treasured daughter, born to the late Vasuben Shah and late Poonamchand Shah, whose values and love she embodied with every breath. She was also the loving daughter-in-law to the late Indulal Shah and to Sushilaben Shah.
Manisha's bond with her siblings was a tapestry woven with threads of unconditional love and shared laughter. She was a protective older sister to Preeti Shah and looked up to her elder siblings, Meena Shah and Ashwin Shah, all of Dabhoi, Gujarat, India. Her nephews, Guarav Shah, Fenil Shah, and Het Shah, will forever cherish her playful spirit and the pearls of wisdom she imparted. She was also the aunt-in-law to Dhara Patel, Ami Suri, Ritesh Shah, Akash Shah, Sagar Shah, Swati Shah, Veer Shah and Darshi Shah.
More than anything, Manisha was a mother whose love knew no bounds. In 2005, she embarked on a brave new chapter in America with her husband, leaving behind her roots to plant new ones for her children. In 2013, she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer, but she faced this challenge with indomitable courage. She navigated her 10 and a half year journey through cancer with a warrior's heart, enduring countless surgeries, radiation, chemotherapies and even partaking in clinical trials, all fueled by her unwavering determination to see her children mature and flourish.
Throughout her journey, Manisha continued to spread beauty and joy, working as an eyebrow threader at Sukhy’s Threading in Pawtucket, RI. She balanced her work life with her roles as a loving wife and an inspiring mother, despite the challenges of her cancer. Manisha's life was a testament to her strength and resilience, a narrative cut short by the cruel hands of cancer. She had so much more love to give, so many more smiles to share, but her time was stolen by this relentless disease.
Manisha's spiritual journey was deeply rooted in her faith as a devout Jain. Her soul found solace and strength in the profound teachings of Jain philosophy and scriptures. This spiritual path was not just a belief for her but a way of life, guiding her actions and thoughts with compassion and non-violence. She found immense joy and peace in partaking in religious gatherings at the Jain Center of Greater Boston, a place that was more than a site of worship for her—it was a sanctuary where she connected with her community, shared her faith, and deepened her spiritual understanding. Manisha's commitment to her faith was an integral part of her existence, illuminating her path and enriching the lives of those she encountered.
In her 52 years, Manisha M. Shah lived a life that will echo through the generations, a legacy of love, courage, and laughter that will never be forgotten.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visiting hours on Saturday, January 13, from 9:30am - 11:30am in the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME.