Mary “Maureen” Helena (Browne) Shea, 89, formerly of Newbury Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in 1931 in the village of Gallarus in West Kerry, in the shadow of the Gallarus Oratory. Her mother, Mary, was a Walshe. Her father, Michael Browne, was a farmer, and fisherman. She was the youngest of 10 children, with siblings in Ireland, New Zealand, Belfast, Great Britain and Nigeria. In emigrating to Springfield, she followed her brother Martin Browne, who followed their uncles Tom and Willie Welch. She arrived on Ellis Island in the summer of 1949, newly 18. Mary Shea met her future husband, the late John T. “The Diamond” Shea, at an Irish dance at the old Tara Hall on Dwight Street in Springfield. They married in 1954 at Sacred Heart Church in the city. Mary and the Diamond had seven kids in nine years, which they first fit into a five-room, one-bath, first floor of a Newbury Street duplex. When they no longer did fit, two of the children were farmed out to saintly tenants Kathleen and Tom Kearney upstairs. Relatives came and went, and Mary cared for them all. Her children (and their children’s families) came and went regularly to the two-tone green duplex the family called by the street-number shorthand of 453. As of three years ago, they were similarly welcomed into the apartment Mary moved to in Longmeadow. Mary will be greatly missed by her seven children: Tommy (Suzanne Strempek Shea), Mary Shea, Kathy Lefebvre (Gene), Michael (Karen), Joe, Patrick (Christine), and John (Christine). Her beloved 11 grandchildren are Kara Stevens (Matt) Kelly Hoyland (Danny), Kristen Jansson (Pete), Sara Shea, Andrew Shea, Grace Shea, Caitlyn Shea, Riley Shea, and Maeve, Sean and Danny Shea. She delighted in her four great grandchildren: Mary-Kate and Kiernan Stevens, Emily Hoyland, and Ella Jansson. Mary also loved the Springfield YMCA, “Seinfeld’’ re-runs, “Dancing With the Stars’’ and the TV news and the 99 Restaurant, the freedom of her green Toyota Echo and reading the newspaper. She also loved Soundview and Hampton Beaches, as well as Hollywood Beach, Fla., in the winter. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut St., Springfield, preceded by visiting hours from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Sampson’s Funeral Home, 710 Liberty Street, Springfield. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Chicopee. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the John Boyle O’Reilly Club Scholarship Fund, 33 Progress Ave., Springfield, MA 01104; or to Sacred Heart Church Renovation Fund, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01104.