Danvers — Joseph F. Shea Jr., 61, passed away on December 1, 2013, in Lahey Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Anne M. (Buccigrosso) Shea, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.
Born in Lawrence on June 21, 1952, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Shea. He was raised and educated in the North Andover, and graduated from the Greater Lawrence Vocational Technical High School. Joe also graduated with a bachelor’s degree from U. Mass Amherst and attended North Eastern University for his master’s degree.
Most recently he was employed by National Grid in Waltham as a Procurement Specialist, and will be greatly missed by his many close friends. He had resided in Danvers for the past 28 years. Joe enjoyed fishing, woodworking, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and he was often seen walking around town in his Black Dog sweatshirt. He also loved cooking and entertaining and spending time with his family and friends. Joe loved Ogunquit, Maine where you would find him at the beach.
Besides his wife Anne, he is survived by his two loving daughters, Emily Shea of Salem and Molly Shea of Danvers, three siblings, Linda Schriesheim and her husband Chet of FL, Nina O’Keefe of ME and Mark Shea of N. Andover, two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Buccigrosso of Ipswich and Mary Roche and her husband Tom of FL, his devoted golden retriever, Riley and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Al Buccigrosso.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9a.m., on Friday, December 6, in St. Richard Church, 90 Forest Street, Danvers. Burial is private. Visiting hours are on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to St. Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Dr., Box 1738, Manchester, NH 03102, or Riverview School, 551 Rte 6A, E. Sandwich, MA, 02537. Donations in Joseph’s honor will fund scholarships for financial aid. www.LyonsFuneral.com.