SHEA, William J. 80, of Mashpee, formerly of Lincoln, died unexpectedly at Cape Cod Hospital on February 18, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Perkins and the son of the late Joseph and Marie Shea. William was born in Cambridge, MA and graduated from St. John's Preparatory School. Besides his loving wife Patricia, William is survived by four children, William and Robert Shea of California, Melissa Shea of Massachusetts, Kevin Shea of France, five grandchildren, sisters LouAnn Briggett, Carolyn O'Neil, brother Al, his nieces Cynthia O'Neil, Marlissa Necholis, and his nephew, Christopher O'Neil. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. John's Preparatory School, 72 Spring St., Danvers, MA. For online guestbook please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 24, 2013