Michael Joseph Shea
Michael Joseph Shea (Mike), 87, died peacefully at home on Saturday,
January 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Scranton on December 31, 1931, the son of the
late Dr. Michael Joseph Shea and Marie Julian Shea. Mike was an honors graduate
of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington,
D.C. He spent his entire career as an
attorney in Washington, D.C. One of his
greatest passions, in addition to practicing law at Sutherland Asbill &
Brennan, was a longstanding and close affiliation with the National Tropical
Botanical Garden, headquartered on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Mike was dedicated to the people and causes
in his community and active in many civic associations. He deeply cherished the
Sisters of Georgetown Visitation Monastery and the community at Georgetown
Mike is predeceased by his daughter Ann Patricia Shea.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Catherine Patricia Shea; his
children Helen-Marie Shea McKenzie (Peter), Kathleen Shea Guzzetta (Robert); his
sister Marie Conmy; his four cherished grandchildren Shea Catherine Freeman
McKenzie, William Michael "Mac" McKenzie, John Alexander Guzzetta,
Ann Sarah Guzzetta; and his nephews Thomas P. Conmy and Anthony P. Conmy. Mike is also predeceased
by his nephew J.P. Conmy, Jr. and his brother-in-law, John P. Conmy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Georgetown
Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th Street N.W., Washington,
DC 20007-2785 on Saturday January 26,
2019 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a visitation before the Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Georgetown
Visitation Preparatory School and the National Tropical Botanical Garden, 4425
Lawai Road, Koloa Hawaii 96756.