Francis Xavier Shields

Media, Pennsylvania

1959 - 2020


Media, Pennsylvania


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Francis Xavier Shields, age 60, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home in Media, PA. He was born on December 3, 1959 to the late Edward and Ann Marie Shields and he is one of nine siblings. Fran is survived by his wife Donna C. (nee Coffey) of 35 years, his son Ryan F. Shields (Jennifer), his daughter Danielle N. King (Jordan), his son Keith W. Shields, and 2 grandchildren, Winnie J. Shields and Quinn F. King. Also survived by his siblings: Kathleen A. Borcky (Gregory), Edward M. Shields, Ann L. Legidakes (Leo), Eleanor M. MacIntyre (John), William B. Shields (Rose), Eric J. Shields (Carolyn), Meghan M. Hackett (James), and Thomas M. Shields (predeceased). Fran graduated from Cardinal O’Hara in the Class of 1978 and majored in accounting at Temple University, graduating cum laude in 1982. He was a Certified Public Accountant and managing partner at Accenture for 20 years, consulting for utilities and global energy companies. After retiring in 2010, Fran continued to provide advisory services to the utilities sector part time, and more recently, completed the first Business Analytics Program at Harvard. Fran enjoyed boating in Stone Harbor, NJ, motorcycle rides, and conversations about art, music, medicine, genealogy and astronomy – all while drinking good wine. Fran was passionate about contributing locally and for children’s education. He established the Shields Charity Fund in 2006 and in 2017, the Francis X. and Donna Shields Family Scholarship Award at the Delaware County Community College. A visitation will be held at Logan Funeral Home in Havertown on Tuesday, June 30 from 10:00-11:30am followed by a memorial service at 11:30am. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

My deepest sympathy to the Shields Family for the loss of your loved one, Francis Xavier, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Sending prayers & love ❤

The Media-Upper Providence Free Library is saddened by the loss of our past Board President, Francis X. Shields, who was the driving force that led to the building of our beautiful library completed in 2016. Frans exceptional stewardship through tireless devotion carried the library into the future, and we will be forever grateful.
In this sorrowful time, the Library Staff and Board of Trustees offer our heartfelt condolences, and farewell to one of our greatest champions.

So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the entire Shields family at this difficult and sad time. The world has lost one of its finest.

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My prayers are with the family. I had the pleasure to enjoy watching the amazing joy he had the day Jen and Ryan got married..He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be missed...