Geraldine F. “Gerry” Shea, 90 of Wethersfield and Black Point Niantic, loving sister, aunt and great-aunt, peacefully passed away at Hartford Hospital Thursday, October 24, 2019. Geraldine was born August 19, 1929 and raised in Hartford, the beloved daughter of the late James P. and Nora (Donahue) Shea. Gerry attended St. Michael’s School, Weaver High School and Hillyer College (Univ. of Htfd). She received an Associate’s Degree in Medical Science with honors, to which she applied this knowledge for almost forty years as a Medical Assistant to Dr. Irving Waltman. She was a devout Roman Catholic, faithful communicant and Eucharistic Minister of the Church of the Incarnation, Wethersfield as well as a member of its Women’s Club; in addition to participating in numerous other associations. Gerry enjoyed snow skiing, spending time at Black Point Beach and traveling in her earlier years. For over 65 years she enjoyed time spent on Wednesdays with her special friends known as “The Knitters”.
Gerry, known as “Siste” will forever be loved and deeply missed by her twin, Jean; sister-in-law Harriet; her nieces and nephews and their children, Kathleen and Bill Piccirillo, Sally Shea, her daughter Katherine, James and Audrey Shea and their daughter Erin, Terry and Colleen Shea, their children Christine, Patrick and Kelly, Tracy and Luke Fillian, their son Marshall, Julie Holt, her daughter Sara, John and Ames Shea, their children Madeline and Daniel. In addition to her parents, Geraldine was predeceased by her two brothers, James and John, sister-in-law Katherine, nephew Kevin, grand-nephew Bernard and nephew-in-law Michael Holt.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects to the Shea family, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield from 9:15-10:15am. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Geraldine’s life will be 11am in the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. Interment will follow the Mass in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery (Section R-Ext), 1 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Incarnation. To extend online condolences and/or share a memory, please visit farleysullivan.com.