Philip J. O'Shea, Jr.

December 4, 1944September 14, 2020

O’SHEA - Philip J. Jr., Esq. “Chip” September 14, 2020. Beloved husband of Deborah Bergeron O’Shea and his former wife, the late Candace Collins Adams; loving father of Philip (Jacqueline) O’Shea III; Andrew W. O’Shea and Shannon (Peter) Leonard; dearest grandfather of Emma Katherine, Hannah Grace, Elizabeth Katherine, Hadley Grace; dear brother of Colleen (Brian) Mahoney, Megeen (Joseph) Vergo and the late Cynthia (late Nick) DiMartina; survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life to honor Chip will be held at a later date. Donations in Chip’s honor may be made to the Volunteer Lawyers Project (, (Global Citizens (, or the Bison Fund ( Share condolences at www.


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Jim Mulhern

September 26, 2020

Shocked and saddened deeply to learn of Chip’s passing. We were together at Canisius and Holy Cross, with so many amazing trips to and from Worcester. His smile, laugh and warmth were in matched. May he Rest In Peace.

faye levy

September 23, 2020

please accept my deepest sympathy to you deb and family.we go back a long and great friendship.with ireland and etc.,faye and the late stewart

Michael Vogel

September 22, 2020

Deb, we grieve for you and your family. Chip was a fine man and true gentleman, and we take comfort in knowing that you enjoyed his support and companionship for so long. Stacey and I will keep you all in our prayers.

Timothy Drury

September 21, 2020

To the O'Shea Family & friends,
Our families have grown up together in Canada at Cedar Bay and in North Buffalo at St.Mark's. I have known Chip for 60+ years and have regularly seen him and talked to him downtown and in Canada. That familiarity has led to understanding and even love and has created a great sadness now that his life is over. It's much too soon. He expressed himself in his houses and now that beautiful Canadian home will stand as it is. The endless improvements will probably stop. It will always be his monument. We will all miss his buoyant enthusiasm and great warmth. Enough said. May God sustain Debbie and Chip's children in their loss.

Arc Petricca

September 21, 2020

Dear Debby & family,
Our sympathy & condolences on the loss of your beloved husband & my dear & loyal friend. So sudden , so sad . Chip truly the last of the good guys. Can never forget Chip, he’ll be sorely missed.
Arc & Nancy Petricca

Anita Castro

September 20, 2020

Dear Deb and family, our heartfelt condolences over our beloved Chip. We were blessed to have known him. His laughter and smile matched his heart and kindness...

We love him and will miss him so,

Anita and Roger

Pete Muileboom

September 20, 2020

I feel very very lucky to have known Chip O'Shea for many years.
He was always so generous , thoughtful and kind to all of my family and friends. He made the world a better place.
My condolences to all of the family.
He will be greatly missed.
Pete & Robin Muileboom

John Drury

September 18, 2020

The O'Shea family spent summers in Cedar Bay. My family and his were close since the fifties; Colleen, Chip and Meg were especially close and special to all of my brothers and sisters. I would see Chip and Debbie (and his two setters... of course) at their beloved Canadian home which he missed so much this past year. Chip was wonderful conversationalist, a lovely man, a dear friend. My deepest condolences to his dear wife, his family and, of course, his setters.

Thomas Roberts

September 18, 2020

From St Mark’s to Canada to Downtown Chip was a friend for life & a positive force. He expected everyone to play nice & he would mention it if you strayed! A great host with a huge smile! Loved him .

Debbie & Mike Hornung

September 18, 2020

Deb, Colleen, Meg, PJ, Shannon, Andrew and the entire family we are grieving for and with you all. Chip’s sudden death is so hard to take. How do you say goodbye to 70 years of a loving friendship. St Marks, hitchhiking to Canisius, parties, parties and more parties. Births of our children, your heads up on our house and helping to close, taking food to others on the snowmobiles during the blizzard of ‘77. You are already missed.
“Until we meet again, may almighty God hold you in the palm of his hand”


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