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Bennett Funeral Home

209 North Main Street, Concord, NH

OBITUARY

Carol A. Shea

October 20, 1935January 31, 2020
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Carol Anita Shea, 84 of Concord passed away at her home on Friday, January 31, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 20, 1935 in Concord, NH the daughter of Aldis W. and Evelyn R. (Pluff) Kirk.

Carol graduated from Concord High School and married John Shea on July 4th 1953. Carol was a loving mother and homemaker to six , including all the many neighborhood children. For many years she worked evenings in retail until her children were out of school. She then enjoyed working for the State of NH in the employee cafeteria for 12 years until her retirement in 1997. Carol always enjoyed baking, flower gardening, and spending time with family and close friends. She was a member of the Bow at Young Heart Club since 1994, and enjoyed attending bimonthly meetings, making memories with friends and day trips to new places. In their retirement years, Carol and John spent 10 winters in sunny Florida, enjoying the fresh warm air and sea breeze, along with beloved dog Angie. Following the death of her husband in 2008, Carol returned to living in NH full-time and continued to enjoy the company of her family, close friends and beloved dogs.

Carol was predeceased by her husband, John J. Shea Sr.; a son Vincent P. Shea; two brothers, Robert W. and Charles Kirk, and a sister, Virginia Kirk.

Members of her family include her sons, John J. Shea Jr. and wife Jackie of Laconia, Michael J. Shea of Concord; daughters Teresa M. Duguay and husband Richard of Suncook, Anita M. Shea and wife Anne Marie of Concord, Deborah J. Hall and husband James of Bow; 13 grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Alesha, Robert, Meghan, Colby, Brandon, Dustin, Ethan, Aaron, Courtney, Orion, Ashely, and 7 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Christ the King Parish, 72 S. Main St. Concord, on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 am.

A burial will be held in the family lot at Blossom Hill Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to Meals on Wheels Community Action Program or the American Cancer Society donate3.cancer.org

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the family of Carol A. Shea.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Maggie Mark Faneuf

February 18, 2020

To Carol's children: Your mom and I shared many laughs as well as many tears over the years. She was a wonderful mother. My deepest sympathy to you all. The pictures you chose are beautiful. Maggie Mark Faneuf

christopher soule

February 16, 2020

I was saddened to see Carol's passing in today's Concord paper. Although it has been many decades since we had last spoken I will always remember her kindness, steely wit, her fast passed walk and especially her great cooking. She helped give me guidance that I remember to this day. May she rest, with John, in peace. Chris Soule

Mary Holmes

February 5, 2020

Mike and siblings and children and grandchildren, Hold your memories close to your hearts and your Mom will always be near. Sending prayers to you all at this very difficult time.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Sigrid and David Little

February 4, 2020

Our profound sympathy to Carol's family. It is said that the consequence of great love is grief. May your memories sustain you and your tears be interspersed with smiles.
Love from the Little family

Richard Patten

January 31, 2020

I would like to e xtend deepest sympathies to the family of the late Carol Shea. She and John were a great couple who raised a good family. They lived on Heights Road for many years and our family enjoyed having Debbie, Anita, and Jay come to our summer camp in York, Maine. We know that she is not suffering anymore. She will be missed by so many that knew her.

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John and Carol
July 4th 1953

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Carol with her Dad

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Carol with her Mother

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Carol's Dad walks her down the Isle. Carol's Aunt Peg was her maid Of Honor

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John and Carol
July 4th 1953

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Carol with her Dad

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Carol with her Mother

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Carol's Dad walks her down the Isle. Carol's Aunt Peg was her maid Of Honor

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Mr. & Mrs. John Shea

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the wedding party at the altar.
Peg Pluff, Carol & John, Jean Lavoie

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July 4th 1953
Farther lamprey
Carol & John

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Jean Lavoie (John's Grandfather)
Margaret Pluff (Carol's Aunt)

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Jean Lavoie, Carol, John, Margret Pluff