1937 - 2021
VisitationSeptember 7, 2021
9:30am - 10:30 am
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863
FuneralSeptember 7, 2021
9:30AM Funeral Home/ 11AM Church
Dolan Funeral Home
Paul A. Shea, 84, of Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday night, August 31, 2021 peacefully surrounded by his family at Lowell General Hospital.
He was married to Penne J. (Church) Shea with whom he celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2021.
Born in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late Harold W. and Catherine C. (Farrell) Shea. He graduated from Wellesley High School with the class of 1955.
He proudly served for twenty-one years with the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Paul retired from the Computer Science Corporation of Bedford, MA in 1999; where he worked as a field service engineer. He previously worked at B. D. Spear Medical Systems of Waltham, MA, Digital Corporation of Maynard, MA and CFC of Falls Church, VA and Redondo Beach, CA.
He was a devoted and faithful communicant as well as a Eucharist Minster, a CCD teacher and a reader at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford.
Paul was a member of St. Vince de Paul Society and the American Legion Post 313.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Harold Shea of Nashville, GA; a daughter, Kerry and her husband, Marc Piro Sr. of Wilmington; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Shea Burke of Marlboro and Valerie Pryor of Wellesley; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was brother of the late Harold Shea of Newburyport, Donald Shea of Worcester and Maureen Nordheim of Worcester.
Paul’s visitation will be Tues. from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the DAV Memorial Program P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.