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O'SHEA, Daniel G. 64, of Gastonia, NC, and formerly of Topsfield, died October 23, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. He was a devoted husband and father, a loyal friend, and a true public servant. Born in Haverhill, the only son of D. Henry and Elizabeth (Betty) O'Shea, he was educated in Haverhill public schools and later received his BA from Northeastern University and his Master's in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. He proudly served as a police officer in Massachusetts for 32 years. He was a patrolman in Groveland and Boxford before becoming Sergeant and eventually Chief of Police in Topsfield, from which position he retired in 2006. During his career, he also served as an instructor and administrator for several police academies, and was heavily involved in various charities and professional organizations. After his retirement, he relocated to North Carolina, and enjoyed working at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in ground transportation compliance and enforcement. He also loved to visit the mountains of Georgia along with family, friends, and his two dogs, Molly and Cooper. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Lisa (formerly Connell, of Haverhill and Boxford), and their two children, Daniel and Meaghan. He also leaves cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews, all of whom were dear to him. Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., GEORGETOWN. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church in Topsfield on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11 AM, to be followed by a private interment. For those who wish, his family humbly requests that any memorial gifts be made to the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation and addressed to: Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas Brain Cancer Fund, c/o Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, 208 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203. For funeral home information, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 28, 2016
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