Jeanne G. Shea

Jeanne G. (Wright)  Shea, died in Marian Manor, South Boston, August 8, 2019.

Jeanne was born in Dorchester and grew up in Rye, New York and Milton, Massachusetts.  She graduated from Framingham State College in 1945 with a degree in Home Economics.  Jeanne worked for Boston Gas Company and utilized her culinary skills to help others master the latest cooking technologies and trends. She lived in Milton before marrying and moving to Malden, where she and her husband Joe raised their four children.  Jeanne was a devout Catholic attending daily Mass and prayed the rosary regularly. She had a zest for life and loved being physically active and outdoors. She valued her daily routine, no matter the season, she was always on the move and being social – whether swimming at the beach, walking the neighborhood, hiking, playing tennis or her many days spent at the Y – Jeanne was always doing something active.  Her genuine appreciation of life’s simple pleasures will be missed.

The family would like to thank her dedicated and long time caregiver, Yvonne Caulfield, who treated Jeanne like family.  They would also like to thank the wonderful people at the Providence House in Brighton where she resided for 12 years, as well as the caring team at Marian Manor, particularly the nurses of 3 North. 

Jeanne was beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Shea. Devoted mother of Brendan Shea and his wife Lori of Needham, Patricia M. Shea, SNDdeN of Somerville, Geraldine Shea of Quincy and the late Barry J. Shea.  Grandmother of Ryan T. Shea of Jamaica Plain, Michaela E. Shea of Atlanta, GA, Meaghan M. Shea of Portland, OR, and Brianna M. Shea and Patrick J. Shea both of Attleboro. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday August 12 at 11:00 am. Visiting hour 10 – 11 am at the church. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers donation in Jeanne’s memory may be sent to Marian Manor Patient Activities Fund, 130 Dorchester St., South Boston, MA 02118.