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Andrew G. Shea, 71

WORCESTER - Andrew G. Shea, 71, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Worcester, the son of Cornelius G. and Martha R. (McGrath) Shea. He was a graduate of St. Stephen's High School and Quinsigamond Community College.

He leaves two sons, Christopher M. Shea and his wife Jennifer N. of Prospect, CT., and David A. Shea and Erin O'Connell of Sutton, and his sister Cornelia Donovan and her husband Vincent of Lynn. He also leaves his loving grandchildren Joseph R. Shea, Andrew P. Shea and Erin C. Shea, and his two nieces, Elizabeth Anvari and Sarah Drakopoulos. There are also numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Shea was Vice President of Support Services at the Medical Center of Central Mass. Memorial and later worked at the Fallon Clinic.

He was a U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant and decorated veteran who served two tours in Vietnam at the Air Force hospital located at Cam Ranh Bay.

Andy was a member of the Vernon Hill American Legion Post 435. He played in the Worcester Touch Football League for Herbie's, winning several championships during this time. He enjoyed refereeing football games at various levels and was a founding member of the Biddy Basketball League at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. He was an avid New England sports fan and enjoyed his friendships with the Dunkin' Donuts Breakfast Club, the Fiddler's Green Crew, his Vernon Hill buddies, and his longtime friends from his days at Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed travelling to Conn. to attend his grandchildren's sporting events. He was very appreciative of Janet Shea for her kindness and support over the years.

Per his request, services were held on September 4, 2018 at St. John 's Church in Worcester. Those wishing to make a donation in Andy's memory may do so by sending their donation to a veterans organization of their choice.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018
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