O'SHEA, John "Jack" E.
John "Jack" E. O'Shea, 84, beloved husband of Agnes (Rossetti) O'Shea, passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 15, 2013) at St. Francis Hospital. Jack was born December 7, 1928 to the late John and Cecilia (Courtney) O'Shea in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Philadelphia and served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Surgical Technician during World War II. Agnes and Jack moved to Windsor 60 years ago and were very involved in their community. He was a dedicated member of the St. Gertrude Church Board, Past-President of the Windsor National Little League, a coach in the youth basketball league and 6th grade All-Star Basketball Team, a member of the original Windsor Diamond Club, he spent many years with Agnes working the ticket door at the Windsor High School Football and Basketball games, was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and UConn Men's basketball and an avid golfer. Jack served on the Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission, belonged to the Kiwanis Club, Windsor Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2060 and was a CYO instructor at St. Gertrude Church for many years. He gave the maximum amount of blood donations to the American Red Cross and was a proud recipient of the Hartford Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation. Jack was a Design Analyst at Pratt & Whitney for 39 years before his retirement. In addition to his wife of 63 years, Jack is survived by his children, Barbara Hutchings and her husband Peter of West Hartford; Susan O'Shea of Cromwell; Judith O'Shea of Midland Park, NJ; Thomas O'Shea and his wife Beth of Windsor; his brothers, Tom, Ronald and Robert O'Shea, six grandchildren, Christine Politelli, Beth Crossman, John, Tim, Christian and Bryan O'Shea, as well as five great grandchildren.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, June 19, 9:15 a.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude Church in Windsor. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to St. Gertrude Church, 550 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT 06095. For expressions of sympathy please visit www. carmonfuneralhome.com.