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Evelyn Dias Shea

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Evelyn Dias Shea, of Vineyard Haven, Mass. died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at the Watson House Community Care Center.

She was born in Vineyard Haven and was a lifelong resident of Martha’s Vineyard until recently when she moved to be closer to her daughter.

She was the widow of Jeremiah Shea who predeceased her in December 1994.

She was the mother of Michael L. Shea of Sugarland, Texas, Peter R. Shea of Sharon, Mass. and Julia Shea of North Bennington. She was the grandmother of Hillary Shea of Boston, Alison Shea of Thomaston, Conn., Jonathan Shea of California, Kristina Shea of England, Melanie Shea of SugarIand, Kala Shea of Pembroke, Mass., Adam Shea of Boston, and Lettie Stratton of North Bennington. She was also the great-grandmother of Breanna Thomas of Pembroke. She is also survived by her two sisters Alice Countinho of Oak Bluff, Mass. and Clara Burke of West Tisbury, Mass., many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shea was the sister of the late William Dias, Mary Swartz and Virginia Muckerheide.

Her funeral is private and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or Visiting Visiting Nurse Service, P.O. Box 369, Vineyard Haven, MA 02565. Arrangements by Chapman, CoIe and Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2004
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