Robert G. Shea

1926 ∼ 2020

Johnny Higgins wrote:

I couldn’t have asked for a better grandpa. Love you forever poppy

Dave Kost of Magog, Quebec wrote:

Everyone has an uncle Bob but mine was the best. He was one of the kindest gentlemen, so patient and such a calming force. I was very lucky to spend so much time with Bob and the whole Shea family, I love you all and my thoughts are with you but especially my beloved uncle Bob.

Betsy and Jim Donley of Phoenix Arizona wrote:

Loved him! May the great memories be never forgotten!

John Halloran of Laguna Beach, Ca wrote:

A true gentleman who will be dearly missed.

William Reilly of Fairhaven, ma wrote:

I am the Life and the Light and the Way - The earth is my Garden. Each of the Souls I plant as seeds Germinates and flowers in its season, And in each I am fulfilled. There is no cause for grief When a blossom fades But only rejoicing for the beauty it held And praise that my Will is done And my Plan served. I am one with all creatures And none is ever lost But only restored to me, Having never left me at all. For what is Eternal Cannot be separated from its Source. I am with you all, And each of you is a channel for my Light. Feel my Love Enfold you now and evermore. (Anonymous )

Daniel and Sandy Shea of Lexington Park, MD wrote:

Uncle Bob, we love you, we miss you, and we will always remember you in our prayers. Your life has been an inspiration to us all. We offer our deepest sympathies to Doreen and her family.

Barbara Shea of Atlanta, Ga wrote:

So sorry for your loss Doreen and family. Uncle Bob was such a kind man. I will always remember his beautiful smiling eyes. It’s comforting to think of him in heaven with my dad! Much love, Barb(ie) Shea

John & Eileen O’Connell of Bluffton, SC wrote:

We lost a good friend this week who was kind, generous and had a great sense of humor. However, the happy times, get-togethers and golf games with Bob will always leave us with smiling memories. We will miss him. Our thoughts and love to Doreen and all the family. John & Eileen

Tina & Barry Wood of Vero Beach,FL wrote:

Dear Doreen, We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a wonderful man; you were very fortunate to have him so long. Just wish we could have known him better ourselves.Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Tina & Barry

Alan Gallotta wrote:

My condolences to Bob’s family and friends. I enjoyed the kindness and concern Bob always showed in my several business dealings with him. He was a true supporter of Archbishop Williams and his children’s education and I certainly was the beneficiary of knowing each of them so well. Rest In Peace, Bob.

Dean Dakin of CUMBERLAND Maine wrote:

My condolence to the Shea family. I am very sorry to read of Bob's passing. I met Bob back in the early 50's when all the important people hung out at Lennie's gas station. There were many days when Bob and the gang would go to N.H. for a weekend of skiing. Miss you old buddy.

Richard Welch of Braintree, MA wrote:

Sorry for your loss Doreen and Family. Pleasant memories of Bob and the Shea’s, forty years plus ago, at Ridge Arena Hockey Rink during our son’s youth hockey practices and games .

Karen & Gus Rios of Bedford NH wrote:

Always grateful to have had such a wonderful uncle - We miss you and will cherish our memories. Condolences to the Shea family.



Steve Clark of North Falmouth, MA wrote:

As I think about life, one is blessed if they are acquainted with a few great friends. Bob was certainly one of those very special people that one could consider a friend. Unfortunately I only knew Bob over the past 28 years, but I grew to value and appreciate our friendship and I will miss the opportunities to commiserate with him. Even when his memory was getting a little sketchy, I always remembered a few of the names of some of his old cronies that he had mentioned over the years and I would introduce them into our conversation. Immediately Bob would recall a number of the "good old days" and we would laugh and laugh at some of those classic events. It did not matter if it was taking a dory out and digging clams or going up to the mountains to ski, he so enjoyed life. Bob was just a genuinely good guy that worked hard and loved and valued his family. We should all admire him and his life and attempt to emulate his personal traits as we face each day. I am proud to be able to consider him a friend and will truly miss the opportunity to sit with him on his back porch and reminisce about days gone by. I know he is now in a good place and lived a full life but I will still miss him. My deepest condolences to the whole family.

Tom Dalton of Mansfield, MA wrote:

We are thinking of the Shea Family during your loss. Seems like just yesterday when Mr. Shea was coaching Little League Baseball in Braintree. He was such a wonderful person and a great neighbor. It was always fun to see him while visiting the Shea home on Cape Cod. And who could forget his dog "Champ" from the 1970s. So sorry for your loss. God Bless. TOM DALTON & FAMILY

Carrie (O'Connor) Strachan of Bainbridge Island WA wrote:

Dearest Shea family, we send our love and condolences to you all. Special hugs to Doreen. I have such great memories of Bob, the best of summer neighbors and friends. His kind eyes and quiet smile were beacons of peace. May the memories you share bring you comfort and joy as you celebrate his life and adjust to your life without him here on earth. Love Carrie & Family

Béa Jamieson of Mission Viejo wrote:

We are all going to miss Bob. I loved his sense of humor, his wit and his lovely smile. One day he was talking about Doreen and her mom my aunt Flory and the fun they had together. And he added, I am the straight man in the act. Cousin Bea

Kevin O'Keefe of Evergreen, CO wrote:

Hello Doreen & Shea family. I am very sorry for the loss of "Uncle Bob". I will be forever thankful that Bob took me under his wing after my father Jack O'Keefe passed away in 1971. Bob's calming presence and great sense of humor is a rarity. Bob would always remind me that I still held the the "pancake" eating record consuming 30 pancakes at the Shea Cape house in 1971. GOD BLESS UNCLE BOB!

Françoise of Switzerland wrote:

With my deepest sympathy for you all, remembering Bob, his kindness, his joy for life and family, his humour, his love for each one of you and for us, his easy and generous way to welcome us in his home, coming all the way from Switzerland. with all my love, Françoise

William Bento of East Falmouth , MA wrote:

Doreen and family, I’m very sorry hear this. Deeply saddened , and I will miss Bobs little visits to me as I worked next door on the Wallace property. I wish you all well and will miss Bob very much. Take care Doreen, I’m sure I’ll see you soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

john K fagerlund of quincy wrote:

Bob was a true gentleman! The twinkle in his eyes and the slight smile was what I remember most about Bob. I enjoyed our professional time together!