John J. Shea

SPRINGFIELD – John J. Shea passed away in Springfield, MA on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born in Westfield, MA on August 2, 1937 to John and Anne (O’Connor) Shea from Caherciveen, County Kerry, Ireland. John was under the care of the Department of Developmental Services (Mental Retardation).
John is survived by his brother, James F. Shea of Westfield, MA; two nephews, Brian of Westfield, MA, Kevin Shea of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; three nieces, Maureen Shea of Amesbury, MA, Elizabeth Harris of Westfield, MA and Kellie Difilippo of West Newberryport, MA. John also leaves many cousins in the local area, Washington, D.C. and Caherciveen, County Kerry, Ireland. He was predeceased by a niece, Tara Creamer, who passed away on September 11, 2001. John’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Mrs. Terry Martin of Springfield, his health care provider for twenty years, for her love and dedication and also to the staff of the CCS Hampden County Program at 18 Egan Drive in Springfield for their outstanding work given to John and other developmental clients under their care.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in John’s name may be made to the Department of Developmental Services, 436 Dwight Street, Suite 205, Springfield, MA 01103.

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