Kevin John Shield of Chelmsford, MA

1962 - 2022

Visitation

July 31, 2022
1-5 P.M.
DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA.

Funeral

August 1, 2022
11:00 A.M.
St Mary's Church, Chelmsford, MA

Kevin John Shield, of Chelmsford, MA, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2022. Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.  Kevin is survived by his loving family, his wife of 27 years, Maura (Cahalane) Shield; his children, William and Mariah Shield of Chelmsford; his father, Philip Shield of Burlington; his brothers, Mark Shield and wife Karen of Burlington and Brian Shield and wife Brenda of Andover; his in-laws, Bill and Mary Lou Cahalane and sister-in-law, Noreen Cahalane all of West Harwich.  Loving uncle of Michael, Stephen, Ryan, Jennifer and Jessica.  Son of the late Mary Ellen (Lyons) Shield.

Kevin graduated from Burlington High School and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He spent most of his career at DECCO, Inc, working his way up from project manager to president and owner.  He was instrumental in making DECCO one of the leading and most respected mechanical contractor companies in New England. While still serving on the Board of Directors, Kevin stepped away from a full-time role with the company in 2020. In retirement, Kevin was excitedly pursuing a hobby he had loved as a teen, rebuilding engines and restoring cars. His most recent project was the restoration of a 1970 GMC Jimmy.   Kevin enjoyed spending time at his house on the Cape.  He was a jack of all trades and in recent years had helped transform the back yard into an outdoor oasis.  When not working on his house, Kevin could be found on his boat, fishing off Monomoy or beaching it in Stage Harbor or the Bass River.  Kevin was always up for an adventure and loved to travel, domestically and internationally, including bi-annual peer group trips which brought him and Maura across the country, multiple trips to Ireland, and most recently a camper van trip down the east coast.

Visiting hours Sunday, July 31 from 1-5 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Monday, August 1 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Church, 25 North Road, Chelmsford, MA.  An entombment at the Holy Trinity Memorial Wall, Harwich, MA will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

11 Condolences for Kevin John Shield of Chelmsford, MA

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    David Lindquist

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    sorry for your loss i worked with kevin yrs ago at decco he was a hell of a good man

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    Allison Katz

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    Maura, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Allison (friend of Terri)

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    Liz McGroarty

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    So very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Such a great guy. He visited Ireland on many occasions with my cousins Maura, Maria, Billy and his mother in law and father in law my cousins Mary Lou ,Bill, Noreen and the late Billy. He really enjoyed Ireland and we thoroughly enjoyed having him visit. He was such a great husband and father. My heart goes out to his family. In my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Kevin.

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    Allison Hackman

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    I worked with Kevin, at DECCO, for 15 years until we both retired, around the same time (stepping away gradually). This news was a complete shock for me and I am very sad- especially for all grieving family members and friends. What an immense loss! I have so many good memories of Kevin from our days at DECCO and it was a privilege for me to have known him and worked with him. May God keep him.

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    Joe & Tracy Curran

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    So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Kevin aka as “Caveman” way back in the day! Thanks for all the amazingly fun times and laughs you shared so many years ago with the “old gang”! Thoughts and prayers to Maura, your son and daughter and your entire family. Fly High ❤️☘️❤️

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    Lori J Nelson

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    Maura, Uncle Phil – So very sorry to lose this special cousin. A wonderful man. Love to all of you.
    Lori

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    John Kennedy

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    Kevin was introduced to me over 25 years ago through Maura at our Boston College Football tailgates. Kevin and I had great discussions on all of the topics described about his interests and passions. Although our contact was seasonal (at the tailgates) I felt I knew him in a larger way that friends do; as he was my kind of guy – friendly, genuine, and always interested in me and my family. I will miss you brother Kevin and you will always be present with us at Chestnut Hill and the Cape.

    John F. Kennedy
    Wellesley, MA

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    Ann Denehan

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    Deepest sympathy Maura, Billy & Mariah. My heart is breaking for you. Rest in peace Kevin.

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    Paul Fleming

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    So sorry for the loss. Prayers are with the family. Kevin was a great man. Sorry for the passing. Prayers.

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    Sheila & Sean Sule

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    Maura, Billy and Mariah,
    Our hearts ache for you all. Kevin was a great Husband, father and friend and will be missed. We are thinking of you, crying with you and sending our love to you all during this sad time.

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    Aleric, Deirdre & Heck Family

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    Dear Shield Family,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Kevin. We remember fondly those memories & early years he led us in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. May he rest in peace.
    – Aleric, Deirdre & Heck Family

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