Marie A. Shea, of Milton, passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2020. She was the devoted daughter of the late Francis B. and Catherine (Golden) Shea and sister of John Shea of Marshfield and the late Francis Shea, Jr. Marie was also the beloved sister/cousin to Ellen and Charles Buchanan, Marie and Steven Mansfield of Norwell, Joseph and Marlene Duffy of Rockland, John and Maria Duffy of Boston and James and Ruth Duffy of Duxbury. and loved aunt to Julie, Alysa and Patrick Buchanan, Kylie, Molly and Victoria Mansfield and Kellene, Erin Marie and Karen Duffy. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Thursday morning, July 30th at 10:30. Interment is private. Donations may be made in her memory to Father Bill’s Place, 38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169.
Marie was born in Milton, and educated at St. Gregory's School in Dorchester from Grades K - 12. She graduated from Regis College and received her Masters Degree from Bridgewater State College. She worked as a para-legal in Cambridge and then as a Middle School Teacher in Marshfield. Marie switched careers and worked for 25 years for the U.S. Department of Defense, Property Division as a manager in Boston and later worked at the Pentagon rewriting government regulations for the Property Division. Marie was a devoted worker and an even better boss. She loved her job. Throughout her life she was a loving friend to many. Marie was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease for the past 7 years. She took on this disease, as with everything else in her life, with dignity and grace and in the end acceptance. Our family wants to thank all the workers in Atria Life Guidance for their loving care, especially Tammy Goodhue. Thank you to the Seasons Hospice Workers as well, who were very comforting.
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