Michael T. Shinney

December 28, 1932December 29, 2012
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Shinney-Michael T. of Scituate passed at home surrounded by family on December 29, 2012 age 80. He is the loving husband of Mary (Queeney).

Born in Medford, Michael was raised in Milton and has been a Scituate resident for over 40 years. He is a veteran of the Coast Guard, Korean Conflict. Michael was owner of AF Rich Seafood Company, Boston, Jack and Frank’s Seafood Market, Hingham, and Atlantic Seafood Market, Easton. He was a long-time supporter of N.E. Fish Exchange and helped develop several companies become large wholesale distributors. Michael was a former professional boxer, softball player, and enjoyed deep sea fishing and sports. Always a man for others, Michael's devotion was his love for his wife, his sons and his pets.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Mary, 7 sons; Michael A. Sousa and his wife Deborah of Marshfield, Patrick F. Meegan and his wife Yuko of Anchorage, AL, Michael P. Meegan and his wife Rachel of Walpole, Robert G. Meegan and his wife Michelle of Lakewood Ranch, FL, George P. Meegan of Holbrook, Robert G. Goodwin and his wife Jodi of Hingham, and Gregory C. Shinney and his wife Amy of Scituate, a brother; Robert Shinney and his wife Ruth of Vero Beach, FL, 13 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Mathew P. Sousa, and siblings; Frank, Jack, and Charles Shinney, Elizabeth Olive, Kathleen Walker, Jean Carr, and Anne Wallace.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr, Rockland, MA 02370.

Funeral from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate on Thursday, January 3rd at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate at 10AM. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Scituate. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be from 4-8PM on Wednesday.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2013

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January 28, 2013

Papa, So many memories, We love you and grandma so much and will always be grateful to have you with us as long as we did. These last few weeks were special. Until we see you again... we will miss you always... deborah and stephen

January 6, 2013

Mary and Family of Michael,

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Michael. He and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and you have lived a life of a generous heart.

May our loving and merciful Lord welcome Michael home to his final reward and may all of you be comforted in your great loss and grief to know that he is at peace with Our Lord.

Our prayerful and deepest sympathy,

Rosemary and Jim Sullivan

Peter Couden

January 5, 2013

My sincerest condolences for your your loss.

January 4, 2013

Mrs Shinney, Mike Sousa and the whole Meegan family, we will never forget the strength and big heart of Michael Shinney. It was an honor to grow up with him in my life. My children have grown up knowing of both Mary and Michael Shinney, through my childhood stories and my great love of you all. You will always be part of our family and our hearts are with you always.
With much love and sympathy....

Andrew McCarty and Family
San Diego, California

January 3, 2013

Dear Michael & family,
We did not know your dad, but we are thinking about you at this very difficult time. Alison (Murray) and Todd Fallon

January 2, 2013

Mary, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I am grateful for the times we have spent together. You and your best friend are a role model for me and mine. God bless Michael and may he rest in peace. Love, Patty Glynn

January 2, 2013

I remember Michael very well, and as a good friend during our school years at Milton. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Milton Turner, San Diego, California

Susan McCarty Jones

January 1, 2013

With deepest sympathy,keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Meegan-Steidle

January 1, 2013

What a great sadness and loss it is for the world to lose an incredible soul like you Mr. Shinney. My heart, thoughts and sympathy are with you Mrs. Shinney, your boys and extended family.

You and Mr. Shinney are amazing, wonderful and giving people. You opened your hearts and home to my brothers, our family and many more. What a treasure it is to have been blessed with knowing and having you both in our lives.

You gave the Meegan Family many, many incredible memories that will forever be with us. For that we Thank You Both!

Mr. Shinney, may your new journey find you peace and love. Light up the other side like you did here with us!

Rest Well Mr. Shinney and Thank You for all the wonderful memories!

Cheryl Meegan-Minicucci

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs Shinney for the loss of your dear husband, as well as with your children and your grandchildren.

Thirty Five plus years ago my brothers and our family were blessed to have you and Mr Shinney touch our lives. You both are so dear to our hearts and always will be! I will forever be grateful to you both for your kind, gentle, caring, generous and loving spirit!

My heartfelt sympathy to you, your entire family and to all those who loved this wonderful man who made such a difference for so many.
May the memories of the journey you all shared together bring you comfort and peace at this sad and difficult time.
Much love to all of you! ?
RIP Mr Shinney, you will never be forgotten! ?