It is with deep sadness that after a brief illness, Edmund Shea, 87, passed away on February 23, 2019. He was born in Waltham, Mass on September 3, 1931 to Edmund J. and Dora A. Shea. He attended St. Mary’s School and Waltham High School. Upon graduation, he attended Northeastern University at Lowell. He then joined the US Air Force in 1954 and enjoyed a long and glorious career as a Pilot, retiring a Major.
After retiring from the military in Londonderry, NH, Edmund and his wife Dotty enjoyed wintering in Fort Myers Beach, Florida where he eventually settled on Fort Myers Beach. He is predeceased in life by his wife, Dorothy A. Shea, his parents Edmund J. and Dora A. Shea, his brother Robert Shea and Richard Shea. He is survived by son, Edmund J. Shea, daughter Ellen M. Shelby, son, William R. Shea, son Daniel T. Shea, son Robert S. Shea and, 9 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren.
In recent years, he stated that he had lived a full and wonderful life and spent these last few years reliving his life and career as an Air Force pilot while sitting and enjoying a nice sunset on the back porch. He was a true character and always had a funny story or joke to tell. His family and friends will miss his laugh, his smile, and his wonderful sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 31, 2019, from 2-5pm at the VFW Club at 17770 Pine Ridge Rd, Fort Myers Beach, Fl. 33931