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Mary Shea

Mary Shea

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Shea

Mary Shea - December 19, 1917 - September 10, 2019
Mary Shea passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the age of 101. Mary had a wonderful life, she was a happy child, a playful sister, a devoted wife, kind and gentle mother and proud grandmother and great grandmother who found humour and hope in everyday life. Mary valued honesty in others and showed kindness to all she met. Preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Joseph (Joe) and her son Michael. Survived by and loving mother of her children James Shea, Ann (Mike) Matchett, Greg (Marja-Liisa) Shea. Proud grandmother of Lisa-Marie Matchett, Michael (Kyley) Matchett, Conor Shea, Clarisa Shea and Quinn Shea. Great grandmother of Taylor Matchett and Sawyer Matchett. Mary was born and raised in Downeyville to Dennis and Cecilia (Callaghan) Shine. Mary is preceded in death by her seven siblings whom she loved deeply, Joseph Shine, Mable Traynor, Viola Murphy, Gertrude Duggan, Frank Shine, Leo Shine, Stance Shine. Mary held onto many kind memories of many nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers in-laws. She held each of you in her fondest memories. A visitation will take place at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay from 11:00 am until time of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 40 Russel Street East, in Lindsay, Ontario on Tuesday, September 17th at 1:00 pm with burial service to follow at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Downeyville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Citadel would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences can be made at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1:00pm
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    40 Russell Street East
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Father Balonwu Okpe
  • Interment

    St. Luke's Cemetery (Downeyville)
    393 St. Luke's Rd
    Downeyville, Ontario
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  • Reception

    St. Luke's Parish Hall
    340 St Lukes Rd
    Downeyville, Ontario
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Chuck Duggan

Sad that her time is. Her time was gracious and fruitful. So sad that I couldn’t have spent more time with her. My earliest and first memory of Mary was in my pre-teen years as stood outside the Trainor home on her wedding week and thought “ What a pretty lady!” On my last visit I again thought “ what a pretty Lady!” She earned and deserved a beautiful life.
Chuck Duggan

Comment | Posted at 08:02pm via Condolence

Dennis Duggan

Lord, thank you for your imagination and gift in the life of Aunt Mary (Shine) Shea!
At moments of transition our Memories become a doorway to thoughts of THANKSGIVING.

As the Duggan’s from Detroit set out headed for Lindsey it was our annual hoopla of excitement. Pre 401 meant for a long trip. Exhausting as I recall. Arrival to gramma and grandpa’s always the first stop and never early. For the night we would split up between their home and Mable and Leo’s. In the morning the anticipation head toward a “farm” be it Viola and Vince or Mary and Joe’s. To the farm…the highlight.

As life closes in on me with an impending birthday of 72 and with Mary’s passing my mind slips back some 60 years. The first thought I visualize is a laneway at the Shea farm. Being a city kid the curb to house is 30 feet or so is strikingly contrasted with an 1/8 of mile drive (best guess) to the center of the farm, pass the barn on the left, arriving to the spacious veranda of the farm house. There the Shea family (minus Greg) would be waiting. We would commence a celebration of greetings. Aunt Mary’s gracious welcome, sincere and loving demeanor would set the pace for a wonderful time. City folks to the country side…it’s hard to explain the joy involved…but it is real.
Over the years that followed the early memories of Mary’s graciousness repeated over and over again. We all can fill in our own stories to support the thesis. Mary’s gentle and loving comments were always insightful and on point. She valued her family. Both immediate and extended. The life highlight memory for me is summed up in this expression of love….” Dennis, you are so blessed to have Gertie as your mom…. she is very lovely person and a beautiful sister.” Imprinted in my mind …I’ll never forget.
Eternal life grant onto her O Lord and let fullness of life be Mary’s as you embrace her for eternity. Thank you, Lord, for her life with all of us…
Nephew Dennis Duggan
Comment | Posted at 11:27pm via Condolence


Amazing Aunt Mary......
101 - through all those years, you always had a smile. I fondly remember hanging out with you and Aunt Mable and Grandma (Viola) on Ridout street. Enjoying soup and crackers for lunch, watching Days of our Lives, and playing bingo. Tell Grandma I say Hi. Miss you - Love Janet
Comment | Posted at 08:49am via Condolence

Marg Shea-Lawrence

Dear Jim, Anne, Greg and Families. My sincere sympathy on the death of your dear Mom. She was a wonderful person. May her soul Rest In Peace. Marg Shea-Lawrence.
Comment | Posted at 06:04pm via Condolence

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