Kathleen Elizabeth Shea

June 17, 1960March 4, 2019

Kathleen Elizabeth Shea, 58, of Jupiter, FL passed away on March 4, 2019 at the Jupiter Pavilion. She was born in Norfolk, VA on June 17, 1960.

Kathleen graduated from Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, FL and went on to attend Jacksonville University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Education. She married Derrick Shea on December 15, 1990 and together they shared 29 years of marriage. Kathleen was employed as a teacher. She enjoyed ballet and modern dance, cooking, gardening, reading classic literature, music, traveling to the Florida Keys with family, and taking care of her two beloved dogs, Daisy and Gunner. She earned her Master Gardner Certification and was a volunteer at El Sol Garden in Jupiter, FL in which she was nominated Volunteer of the Year. While she attended JU she was also nominated Miss Jacksonville University.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Derrick; her daughter, Anna and her husband Andrew and daughter, Emma; her mother, Kathleen Helena Guidera; three sisters, Carolyn Duenas, Laura Woodward and her husband Scott, Jenny Wingate and her husband West; her brother, John Guidera and his wife Kim; father-in-law, Francis Jerome Shea; two sisters-in-law, Kim Harris and her husband Brad and Kristin Shea; twelve nieces and nephews, Jonathon and his wife Michelle, Ashley and her husband Mike, Noah, Skyler, Garrett, Will, Sarah, Jenna, Wilson, Case, Carly and Mia; two great nieces, Lily and Aurora; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, especially her Aunt Trudy and Uncle Cliff, Uncle Pat and Aunt Cathy, and cousins Jeff and Karen.

Kathleen is predeceased by her father, William Parker Guidera and mother-in-law, Emma Dora Shea. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to El Sol Resource Center and Garden online at or by mail at 106 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Kathleen Elizabeth Shea

have a memory or condolence to add?

Lonny Wolfe

March 15, 2019

I met Kathleen and Derek August 2005,
with open hearts.
Coming from Canada to the USA full time was a huge adjustment. I had no friends but it wasn’t long that I was introduced to the Shea family. I was forever blessed with there kindness, love for each other and family devotion.

On Saturday’s Derek and or D-Rock and I often saddled up for our Harley outings
and Kathleen was always there to make sure Derek had his helmet on and he did.

Kathleen, You will be forever in our thoughts.


Lori Crunden

March 9, 2019

I met sweet Kathleen my freshman year in the dance department at JU in 1984. She was such an angel, had a heart of gold and an infectious smile! It seems like just yesterday we were giggling on the back row of dance class! That was after our teacher yelled at me for chewing gum in class! But not Kathleen. She was a rule follower. Kathleen and her beautiful spirit will surely be missed! ❤️