May 23, 1915 ~ December 26, 2005
Shea, Mary A.
Born on May 23, 1915 in West Orange, New Jersey and raised in the Fordham Section of Bronx, N.Y., Mary graduated from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in 1934.
In 1941, Mary married Thomas A. Shea and they raised their eight children in the Inwood Section of upper Manhattan. Upon her retirement, Mary relocated to her daughter and son-in-laws home in Palos Verdes.
Her joys in retirement were: quilting, book clubs, traveling and participating in a variety of activities at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach.
Mary is survived by her eight children, daughter Anne Marie, husband Eugene; son Thomas, wife Victoria, daughter Alyse, husband George, son Jack, wife Wanda, son Paul, wife Mary, son Donald, wife Vicki, son James, daughter JoEllen, husband Les.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marian Shea.
Mary's life was enriched by her 14 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Spence, Susan Abramson, Dan Abramson, Kerry & Colleen Shaw, Ryan & Sean Shea, Erin & Kelly Shea, Caroline & Isabel Shea, Katelyn Shea, Bryan & Kevan Shipley.
She also leaves 5 great grandchildren: Trevor, Charlie, Robert Dylan and Madeline.
The Service will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Academy of Mount St. Ursula Scholarship Fund, 30 Bedford Park Blvd., Bronx, N.Y. 10458
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