John "Wayne" Shields of Medford died on Wednesday, January 29, at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston. Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late James and Mary (Elwell) Shields. Wayne loved his job as an aircraft refueler at Logan Airport, and was an avid fan of Nascar and the Bruins.
Wayne was the dear brother of Diane O'Connell and her husband Jack of Melrose, Carol Shields of Somerville, Jim Shields and his wife Gale of Dracut, and Michael Shields of Somerville. He was the loving uncle of Kristen Manning and her husband Scott of New Hampshire, Jill Natalucci and her husband Jeff of Saugus, and Nathan Shields of Somerville, and was also survived by five loving great nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, on Friday, January 31 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with family at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford from 9 through 11 AM prior to the mass. Interment will be private.