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Margaret Ann Shea

12 July, 19347 July, 2021
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Margaret Ann Shea, 86, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Niantic, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Shea was born on July 12, 1934, in Norwich, the daughter of Pasquale and Henrietta Orsini. She was married to Joseph Shea, for 45 years, until his passing in 1999. Margaret, was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her son William Shea, of California and her daughter Cindy Shea, of Niantic, whom she resided with, for the past five years. Also, her grandson Christopher Shea and great granddaughter Piper Shea of Dayville and her granddaughter Sarah Shea and great granddaughter Hailey Gianquitti of Plainfield. Margaret is also survived by her brother Anthony (Janice) Orsini, of Niantic, and her sisters, Anna Luft of Florida and Johana Gadbois and Lucy (Frank) Russell, both from Norwich. She is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Shea, was a retired State of Connecticut employee, having worked in the Department of Income Maintenance for over 25 years. Margaret was a proud graduate of Norwich Free Academy, Class of 1952 and a member of the Cheerleading team. She enjoyed knitting, cross stitching and had an impressive porcelain doll collection. True to her Italian heritage, she enjoyed cooking and baking. She took pride in dressing in the latest fashions and enjoyed attending many entertainment events at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The family, would like to thank Margaret’s primary care physician Dr. Kackielo for her years of care. Also, all of the physicians and staff of Davita Norwich Dialysis for their vital care and most recently, the physicians and staff of the Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center, for their comforting care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to, National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut, 300 Whitney Ave. #121, Hamden, CT 06518, email:nkfct@kidney.org, 203-439-7912. Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:00am in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St Joseph Cemetery, Norwich. Please visit www.fultontherouxniantic.com for photos, tributes and more information.

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Gary Baillargeon

16 July 2021

Cindy,
John and I are so sorry for your loss. You took such wonderful care of your mom, she was blessed to have you, and you were blessed to have her for so long. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

With love,
Gary and John

Donna Ruggieri

13 July 2021

Cindy , I’m so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaret Will be missed and her memories will carry-on with all of us. We had lots of fun and laughs at the casino that I will cherish forever.

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