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Joan E. Shea

March 7, 2012

Joan E. Shea

RUMFORD- Joan E. Shea, 77, of Dalton Street, Rumford died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She was the wife of John Shea to whom she married on Thanksgiving Day 58 years ago.
Mrs. Shea was born in Phillipsdale RI, the daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Levesque) Wilson.
She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Rumford, and an avid New England Patriots fan.
Joan was a customer service representative for the former Old Colony Bank then Bank of New England for over twenty five years.
Besides her husband Joan is survived by her daughters Patricia Burkett and her husband Keith of Rumford, Mary Butler and her husband Tom of Valrico, Florida, and Joan Shea Howard and her husband Tom of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. She also leaves her grandchildren, Derek Butler, Jamie Butler, Hayley Dorman, Meredith Burkett, Thomas Howard, and Zachary Burkett, her great granddaughter Amber Dorman, sister Janice Wilson Plante of Newtown, PA, several nieces and nephews, Nancy Michelson of Attleboro, MA and her extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her sister, Lillian Geary of Warwick.
The funeral for Mrs. Shea will be Saturday at 8:00 AM from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret's Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 9:00 AM.
Her burial will be in the Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Friday 3-7 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joans name to the St. Margaret School, 42 Bishop Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916. For
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