OBITUARY

John O'Shea

May 5, 1932March 2, 2019
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John “Sean” O’Shea, a native of Glenflesk, Co. Kerry, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Catherine (nee Morrissey), and loving father of Sean (Corinne) O’Shea, Eileen (Denis) Dwyer and Margaret (Douglas) Murphy. John was the adored “Papa” of Hannah, Madeline, Ryan, Catherine, John, Sarah, Colin and Elizabeth. His many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors also mourn his loss. After spending a few years in London employed by Westinghouse, John emigrated to New York in 1958. He worked with Allied Aviation prior to joining the Cement & Concrete Workers Local 18A. He was a proud 56-year member of the Kerrymen’s P&B Association and played for the Kerry Junior Football Club and the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club. He also served as president of the QPR/Sally O’Brien’s Soccer Club. Reposing Wednesday March 6th at 7-9 PM, and Thursday March 7th at 2-5 & 7-9 PM, at Conway Funeral Home, 41-45 58th Street, Woodside, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Friday March 8th at 10:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, 82-00 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY. Interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America be made in John’s name

Services

  • Reposing Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Reposing Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Reposing Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Laid to Rest Friday, March 8, 2019
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John O'Shea

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Edmund O’Sullivan

March 7, 2019

My condolences to the O’Shea family. I was playing in Gaelic park about 15 years ago and separated my shoulder. I went to work the following day when I got a call from my father in Ireland saying John was outside where I was working to bring me to the doctor. A great man!

Edmund O’Sullivan
Killarney

Paul Cullagh

March 5, 2019

John was a great Irishman and a true Kerry man.I played for many years on the Old Shamrock Soccer team with him .Condolence to his family and May he Rest In Peace.

Jim Stover

March 5, 2019

John - you will be sadly missed by family and all. May God provide you great comfort. Jim Stover, Phoenix, AZ (ex- Shamrock from 1960 to 1977)

Brendan Healy

March 3, 2019

Hi Kathleen and family. This comes with our love and prayers from my family here in uk at this sad time. .
Sean was a man who did well in life from humble beginnings in Kerry and who always remembered his roots. Many in Genflesk were helped by him when they went to NY looking for work. Many speak well of him whenever he was mentioned . Sean thanks for the clothes you sent us from the States when we were growing up. We think you and Kathleen had shares in American Airlines , you visited Kerry and UK so much.
We loved meeting up with Sean when he came over to see Mum in Ealing some years ago. Thank you. Sean managed to get lost one day whilst out but some how found his way home. And now we trust that he has .... found his way home...
Bless you Kathleen, Sean Michael and family.
Much love and prayers , with tears.
Brendan, Karen and family.

Liam Coyle

March 3, 2019

So sorry to hear the sad news of Seán’s passing. End of an era indeed. Have wonderful memories of our time sharing the same apartment building in Jackson Heights.
Sincere condolences to Kathleen & all his family.
Liam & Kathleen Coyle

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