BORN: Roxbury, MA - 31.1.1914
FINAL PROFESSION: Waltham, MA - 9.9.1938
ORDAINED: Wellesley - 11.6.1943
DIED: Waltham, MA - 2.8.1998
He was born in Boston, attended Medford High School and was employed for a short time employed by the radio station WNAC. He entered our Congregation, and made his vows in 1935. He was ordained in 1943. His first assignment was the Holy Family Parish at Lynn, where he worked until he was appointed chaplain of the Concord Reformatory in 1950. He was very proud of his work among the prisoners. In 1956 he started his parish ministry which brought him to serve in different places; he was also parish priest at Our Lady of Angels, Woodbridge (VA). But surely he deeply loved the Holy Family parish at Lynn (MA), where he worked from 1956 to 1964 and from 1975 to 1996, when he retired.
Fr Shea was attached to his priesthood and was actively involved with the youth. He organized several athletic events and cultural activities, in which he offered religious assistance and counselling. He was also an amateur photographer. This hobby made him quite famous and his works have been presented in several public expositions. He was always kind, smiling and amiable.