Arthur D. Shea
1929 ∼ 2017
Arthur D. Shea, 88, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Bourne Manor. He moved to Falmouth in 2009, after living in California and Florida for 40 years. He was born in Brockton, MA to Arthur L. and Beatrice (Barclay) Shea. He was a graduate of Whitman High School, Boston University, and Officers Candidate School. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by two sisters, Eleanor Sheehan of Boynton Beach, FL and Louise McCarthy of Falmouth, 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by another sister, Phyllis Mahoney Hopkins.
Arthur chose to live on the “open road”. He traversed our country by hopping trains and riding bicycles. In later years, he took planes, but continued to ride bicycles.
In his lifetime, Arthur was able to visit the capitols of all 50 states. He regularly attended State Fairs across this nation as well as many baseball parks. He seldom missed a chance to see at least one home Notre Dame football game and could often be found in Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day. He remained a Red Sox fan until his death.
Arthur amassed a variety of little known facts and stories by using libraries everywhere he visited. The one constant in his life was his faith in God and his Catholic church.
A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth. Burial will be private.