Paul A. Shea of Chelmsford

1937 - 2021

US Veteran Vietnam

Visitation

September 7, 2021
9:30am - 10:30 am
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

September 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.

14 Condolences for Paul A. Shea of Chelmsford

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    Betsy & Tony Cerra

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    Penne, Kerry, Marc, & Harold –

    We have so many memories we cherish with Paul! He has been in my life since I was a teenager and often provided words of wisdom. Most recently we shared a dinner and his presence and caring gave me a sense of comfort. He and Tony shared many hunting days and long talks. Our hearts are heavy and we will forever remember the kindness, laughter, and love we shared with this wonderful man.

    Deepest condolences on your loss and know that many others feel this loss as well! He will be truly missed and we will always be thankful he was in our lives.

    Love you all –
    Betsy & Tony

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    Russ

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    How do you sum up a 50 year friendship, I am at a loss for words. Paul was my friend my pal. We laughed we gambled we had way to many beers from time to time, but we never had a cross word. I will miss you Paul and we will have stories to tell for years to come!! Good Speed Paul, I love ya!!

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    Traci D'Antonio

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    Paul, we will miss you…… your laughter, your kindness and your sense of humor. You were always a joy to talk to and spend time with. Rest In Peace friend. Love, Traci and Jeff

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    Rhonda Perry

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    Sending love and sympathy to you all.
    We didn’t often see Paul but when we did it was as if a moment hadn’t passed. He was so much fun to talk to, always smiling, always happy and he always had a story to tell.
    We are lucky to have known him and hope the memories you made together help you through this difficult time.
    Love, Rhonda and Warren

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    Aline Morris

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    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Sincerely
    Aline Morris

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    Karen Wilson

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    Dear Penne, and family,

    My deepest condolences to you all.
    I am very saddened to hear of Paul’s passing.
    I worked with Paul at St. Vincent de Paul. Paul was a dedicated member who was always willing to go and meet people in there home’s, and help anyway he could. Paul would listen and offered sound advise, and advocate for the people he met, and helped.
    I remember Paul as a kind, gentle, softspoken man,, always smiling, with always an incouraging word.
    I will miss Paul, and will keep him in my prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Karen Wilson

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    Beryl Lynch

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    Penne, Kerry, Marc, Marc Jr. & Sean, Our sincere condolences over your loss.
    Paul was a wonderful man, husband, dad, grandfather & friend who will be sorely missed. I will especially miss his stories Thanksgiving Day. He was one of a kind. Nothing golden lasts forever…RIP, Paul.

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    James Saunders

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    Paul, you were like a favorite uncle to me, will always remember our fishing fondly, was the highlight of my summers. The love of Bluefishing and the secret recipes to make it taste good on the grill (it never did, LOL). Will you miss you my friend.

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    Annmarie

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    We are heartsick. One of the finest men we have had to pleasure to know. Love to all. Annmarie, Rick and Ariana.

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    Christine Sanford

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    Paul Shea was extraordinary man with love for life and everyone in his life. Rest In Peace!

    Love,
    Christine,David, Chantele, and Jessica Sanford

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    Nancy Purpura

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    How lucky we were to have had this man in our lives. His generosity, love, and zest for life touched us all.

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    Camille R Magnifico

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    Dear Penne & Family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Paul. I considered him a beautiful gentleman, who was so kind and thoughtful. There were many times that we shared in serving at St. John’s together and would share a pew together and enjoyed seeing you with him on many occasions Penne and sharing blessings. God Bless and Rest in Peace Paul; you will be missed.

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    Joan LaTourneau

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    Penne,

    My heart goes out to you at this time…my thoughts and prayers are there with you. I never met Paul but know you. Joan LaTourneau/Ch Sr. Ctr

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