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Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT

OBITUARY

Irene Ellen Shea

June 6, 1953January 15, 2018

Gales Ferry, CT - Irene Ellen Shea, age 64, of Gales Ferry, passed away on January 14, 2018 at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. She was born on June 6, 1953 in Juneau, AK to the late William and Sophie (Prokopiof) Rhymer. She married Bill Shea on October 30, 1975 in Juneau, AK. Irene was a devoted and loving mom and grandma. Besides her loving husband she is survived by a daughter Kathy Shea of Anchorage, AK, a son Bill Shea and his wife Lina of Anchorage, AK, a son Chris Shea of North Charleston, SC and grandchildren Feya, Aurora, Iris and Bria. She also leaves behind a brother Peter Rhymer and his wife Sue of Vienna, WV, a sister Ruth Paris and her husband Jim of Greeley, CO, a sister Louise Cochrane of Juneau, AK, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Irene will be forever in our hearts. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Irene’s honor to The ECHO Cancer Foundation, 330 Washington Street, Suite 220, Norwich, CT 06360. Visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online condolence for the Shea family.

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February 7, 2018

Condolences to the family and friends.Lets us keep in mind the following words of God: "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted".--Matthew 5:4 MM

February 3, 2018

TO THE FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. JEREMIAH 29:11.

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Dale Henkins

February 1, 2018

Irene was one of the great kids who grew up in Douglas, Alaska, I have many fond memories of the Rhymer kid and those good times. Dale Henkins

January 30, 2018

I am very sorry for your family's loss. Remember that you are never alone during times of loss. God promises to be with you in difficult times and to give you thoughts of peace and a sure hope. Jer 29:11,12

C H

January 30, 2018

To the family of Irene Ellen Shea:

My condolence for the loss of your loved one. (Jeremiah 29:11) reminds us that God 's true thoughts are of peace for us, not pain. May reflection on his goodness comfort you during this most difficult time.

Tangela S

January 30, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Irene Shea. May the precious memories of your time spent together help ease the pain of your loss. Take comfort knowing that in the near future sickness and death will be no more.

January 18, 2018

Blessings to Mrs. Shea's wonderful family and prayers for healing through fond and loving memories. She was dearly loved. From a friend, Carolyn Magura

Melissa Bowen

January 17, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY