Christopher John Shea

September 3, 1970February 11, 2021

Christopher John Shea, J.D., 50, of East Hartford, unexpectedly entered into peaceful rest on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home. Born in Hartford on September 3, 1970, a son of Dolores (Neumeyer) Shea of East Hartford and the late Daniel J. Shea, he had resided in East Hartford for most of his life. Christopher was a graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester, class of 1988, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, class of 1992, and the University at Buffalo, School of Law, in Buffalo, NY, class of 1995 where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Prior to having his own law firm for the past several years, Christopher was a former assistant clerk with the Hartford Judicial District, an attorney for Citigroup in New York, NY, and a former partner with the Law Offices of Thompson, O’Connor, and Shea in Meriden. Christopher was an active member of LCL-CT, Incorporated and a volunteer with the Connecticut Community Addiction Recovery. He was an avid reader of many books, and was a sports enthusiast who was a loyal fan of the Buffalo Bills and Boston Red Sox. In addition to his beloved mother Dolores of East Hartford, Christopher is survived by a brother, David T. Shea and his wife Joan of Dedham, MA; a niece, Annmarie Shea and a nephew, Gavin Shea both of Dedham, MA; two uncles, John Shea of Newington, Bernard Shea of Avon; one aunt, Elizabeth Neumeyer of Locust Valley, NY; a godson, Christopher Lynch of Oradell, NJ; and several cousins and friends. Due to the current health pandemic, private funeral service and burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Hartford will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Christopher’s name may be made to LCL-CT, Inc., 1080 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 204, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Christopher’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and thanks to Jeff Drewniany for his kindness and compassion to Christopher during his illness. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


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David Williams

February 22, 2021

We are all saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Chris Shea. Chris possessed a keen intellect, sly wit and deep compassion for others. He was an effective and creative advocate for his clients. His laughter and good nature will be missed.
Our thoughts, prayers and hopes are with Dolores and all Chris's other family members and friends.

Susan Savage

February 19, 2021

Dear Dolores,
I am so sorry to learn of your son's passing. We spoke so often of our children when we worked together for all those years and they were growing up. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Peace and Love.
Sue Savage

Diane & Joe Burke

February 18, 2021

Our hearts go out to you Dolores and David and your family in your time of loss. We will always remember our Boys growing up together throughout the years. They are memories we will always cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Diane and Joe Burke

Patricia Sacchi

February 14, 2021

All of my memories of Chris are my favorites....I knew him since he was born, he was like a son to me...Chris had the biggest and most giving heart...never an unkind word came out of his mouth, never an unkind action. One day at Elizabeth Park, he became my "Little Boy Blue"...his mother would understand.....I know Chris is a peace. My prayers for Chris, his brother David and especially his mother, my lifelong friend, will go on until the day I meet Chris again. Pat Sacchi