Gertrude (Shea) Shea, of Hingham, joined the angels October 14, 2016. Gertrudes zest for life and wonderful sense of humor enriched the lives of all who knew her. Her pride in her Irish heritage was rooted in her youth growing up in Dorchester a part of a large loving family. Gertrude had an amazing sense of humor, a smile that would light up a room and lived her life with grace and dignity. Gertrude's main passion in life was her family, especially the times spent playing with and caring for her grandchildren. Gertrude was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and active in the Catholic Daughters of America for many years. Beloved wife of the late Francis X. Shea. Loving mother of Paul Shea and his wife Margaret of N.H., Rosemary Aucella and her husband Peter of Lowell, Virginia Paine and her husband Mitchell of Hingham, Carolyn Brann and her husband Paul of Fla., John Shea and his wife Jeanne of Milford and the late Maureen Shea. Cherished Grandma of Candace, William, John, Adriana and her brother Tyler Bourque, Sawyer, Sydney, Cameron, Paul Jr., James, Ryan and Dylan. Treasured daughter of the late John and Nora Shea. Caring sister of the late Jean McCarthy, Mary McMahon, June Roach, John Shea, William Shea, Anne Schuler, Walter Shea and Marguerite Foley. She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Visiting hours on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 4 - 8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Anns Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to Charity of your choice. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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