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Daniel J.

June 16, 1953 – February 10, 2019

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Obituary for Daniel J. Shea

Daniel J. Shea, 65 of Springfield, MA and Matunuck, RI passed away on February 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Danny was the son of the late John D. Shea (Donnie) and Shirley (McIntyre) Shea. Danny leaves his loving wife of 42 years, Peggy (Findlater) Shea and their three children Kelly, Bobby and Erin Shea. He leaves his cherished grandchildren Katie, Aidan, Colin and Ryan Shea. Danny also leaves his beloved siblings Donna Laviolette and her husband Mike, Michael Shea and his life Lynda, Colleen Martone- Shea and her husband Michael, and his brother John Shea, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Danny retired from the Springfield Housing Authority in 2003, after 30 years of service. He spent his retirement enjoying time with his family watching beautiful sunsets and listening to the ocean from his home in Matunuck, RI. He was an active member of the Chair One on Narraganset Beach, running many support groups and opening his door to any and all in need. Danny always believed in everyone and provided comfort, support and peace of mind to all who crossed his path. He was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed scenic drives around New England. During his three-year battle with cancer he was still passionate about riding, especially with his son Bobby. Danny knew the importance of the simple joys in life; daily trips to the beach with his wife, children and grandchildren, spending time with those he loved, creating delicious beach breakfasts with lots of memories and laughs, as well as subtle acts of kindness. Danny was predeceased by his infant daughter Colleen, his sister Kathleen Shea and his in-laws Bob and Irene Findlater. We would like to thank the staff on Frost 2 at South County Hospital and his Chair One beach group for their all their love and support over the last five years. A Funeral Service will be held on Sat, Feb 16, 2019 starting at 9:45 AM at Sampson Chapel of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. Springfield, MA 01129 with a Mass of Christian Liturgy at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church 417 Boston Rd., Springfield. Burial will follow in St Aloysius Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

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When Friday, February 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Sampson's Chapel of the Acres
21 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

Service Information

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 11:00am
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
405 Boston Rd
Springfield, MA 01109

Interment Information

St. Aloysius Cemetery
1273 Berkshire Avenue
Indian Orchard, MA