SHEA, Alfred D. 81, of Belmont, December 4, 2012. Devoted and loving husband of Mary (Faas) Shea. Father of Maryellen Shea, Dennis Shea, William Shea, Cynthia Hughes, Alison Hopkins and the late Thomas Shea. Brother of Dorothy Tonner and the late Marie Brown, Kay Davis, Helen Sheridan and Barbara Crimmins. Former husband of Barbara Shea. Also survived by many extended family members, close friends and members of the Faas family who were supportive during this difficult time. Born in Medford, a graduate of Belmont High School class of 1950 and an alumnus of Northeastern Univ. Class of 1959 with a BS in Physics. Al proudly served his country as a member of the USMC. He began his career as a mechanical engineer in various capacities and later on in life he was a Senior Aid to Congresswoman Margaret Heckler. A long time Belmont resident, Al was active in many Belmont Civic Organizations including the Belmont Historical Society. His hobbies included history, photography & sailing. Services and interment Private. Contributions in his memory to the Alzheimers Disease Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472; or to the Belmont Senior Ctr. c/o Beech St. Ctr., 266 Beech St. Belmont, MA 02478 would be appreciated.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 6, 2012