NEW FREEDOM Joanne M. Shea, 65, formerly of West Seneca, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. A funeral liturgy will begin at 12 noon Saturday from Queen of Heaven Roman Catholic Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca, N.Y. Burial will be private. She was born April 18, 1947, in Tucson, Ariz., a daughter of the late Marie E. (Crowe) Stewart. Joanne was a member of Queen of Heaven Church in New York. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandkids, friends, and grand-dogs. Joanne is survived by two children, Kathleen A. Rodgers and her husband, Chris of New Freedom; and Michael P. Shea and his wife, Kelly of Orchard Park, N.Y.; and seven grandsons, Ryan, Tyler, Cody, Reilly, Jack, Liam, and Brendan. She is also survived by her twin sister, Jolene Brong of Clayton, N.C.; and one other sister, Nancy Eagan and her husband, Patrick of West Seneca, N.Y. She is now joined with her faithful dog, Clover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc. 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, is assisting the family.