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Gertrude (Legge) Shea

Gertrude (Legge) Shea
  • February 2, 1926 - November 10, 2022
  • Stoneham, Massachusetts

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“To the Shea Family: I was randomly thinking about your Family tonight and came across this remembrance of your Mom. Your parents were so awesome to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jonathan Brown - Friend

“Maureen and Steve - so very sorry for your loss. You main in our thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Phil, we want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. May you and your family find strength in the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen Lalor

“Aunt Gert was:GentleEnergetic Remarkable Thoughtful Her greatest gifts were her children, my cousins. I loved being at their home in Malden. ...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Nuttall - Hudson, NH

“Phil & Jackie - My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May your fond memories sustain you during this difficult time. Liz Gruber ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gruber

“My condolences to Phil, Jackie, and the rest of the extended Shea Family. May you be sustained and buoyed by a lifetime of love, happy memories, and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Loftus - Other

“Phil and Jackie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I am keeping you in my thoughts. Take care. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Brooke Doyle

“Very sorry for the loss of your mother. I will never forget growing up across the street from the Shea's because of the bond we had as youngsters. ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Maureen Falzone MacDonald - NC

“Phil and Jackie....please accept my condolences ....stay well ”
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Gertrude (Legge) Shea of Stoneham, MA and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully November 10, 2022 at 96 years of age. As she was throughout her life, she was surrounded and comforted by the love of her children, Philip Shea and Jackie Moore of Bridgewater, MA, Patricia Shea and Maria Zamudio of Santa Cruz, CA, Mary L. Shea of Milbridge, ME, Betty and Bruce Preisner of Hampton, NH, John J. Shea and Erik J. Glass of Chicago, IL and Maureen Shea and Stephen Roma of Wakefield, MA. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Philip L. Shea, her son, James and her grandson, Matthew. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Meghan, Brian and Erin and was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Finn and Rian.

Gert was a devoted mother, wife and friend who had a love of learning, golfing, reading, crossword puzzles, quality chocolate and The Boston Pops. She was a long-standing member of Bellevue Golf Club and was an active member in the Malden Hospital Ladies Aid Association among other things. Her joie du vivre was an inspiration to many and her positive outlook and willingness to help others remarkable. When regaling others with stories, she would often speak of her time at the GE Plant in Lynn making gyroscopes for US aircraft during WWII and later operating the switchboard at Bell Telephone.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday, Nov 15 from 4-7pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Wednesday, Nov 16 at 10am. Private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135. Or the Matthew Howard Shea A11 Research Fund at Tufts University, P.O. Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241-3306 or online at matt-shea.com.