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Joseph Michael "Joe" Shea
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1923
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 14, 2012
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

--He was one of 3 sons of Thomas Shea and wife Mary Ryan, who were both Irish born.
--World War II Veteran; Staff Sgt., U.S. Army. He served in the 359th Engineer General Service Regiment in Europe. Joe saw action in northern France, the Rhineland, and central Europe. His military citations include American Theatre Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.
--He married Mary V. Finnegan in Washington, DC on April 24, 1948. They raised their 8 children in the DC suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.
--Occupation: He had a 30 year career with the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In 1968, Joe and Mary relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where they purchased and ran a successful motel business for 15 years.
--After retiring, Joe and Mary shared time between Dale City, VA and Vero Beach, FL. They moved to Charlotte, NC in 2000. They celebrated their 64th anniversary on April 24, 2012.
--member of St. Vincent Catholic Church.
--Joe & Mary had 8 children. 6 sons: Tommy, Danny, Jimmy, Vic, Joey, and John. 2 daughters: Eileen and Kathy. 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.

(information exerpted from obituary in Charlotte Observer 5/17/2012) 
 
Burial:
Sharon Memorial Park
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Lakeside Garden
 
Created by: Susan I. Grills
Record added: May 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90319452
Joseph Michael Joe Shea
Added by: Susan I. Grills
 
Joseph Michael Joe Shea
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 Added: Jun. 8, 2013

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 Added: May. 18, 2012
 
 
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