Dorothy Shea

Dorothy Shea

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Dorothy “Dottie” Shea, 78, of Highlands, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2019, with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Peter and Margaret Lynch, March 24, 1940, in Wilkes Barre, PA. Dottie graduated from GAR High School in 1958 and received her nursing diploma from Perth Amboy General Hospital. She married William Shea in 1962, and they lived together in Highlands for 57 years. Dottie is survived by her son William and his wife Amy, her daughter Sharon Rafter and husband John, and four grandchildren, Danny, Sophie, Bridget and Jacky. MomMom was their biggest cheerleader.

The youngest of twelve children, Dottie is survived by her brother Larry, and was considered the matriarch of the “Lynch Clan”. She adored her many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind beautiful memories of time spent with family and friends taking road trips to Disney World; watching softball, the Giants and the Yankees; and spending summers at Connors Beach Club and winters in the Florida Keys.

Dorothy will be reposing at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home 1735 Rt. 35, Middletown, NJ 07748 on Thursday February 21, 2019 from 4 – 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday February 22, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 11am. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

The family asks that people make donations to St Jude Children’s Hospital in lieu of sending flowers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home
    1735 Rt 35
    MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07748
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  • Service

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Saint Agnes Church
    141 Navesink Ave
    HIGHLANDS, NJ 07732
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  • Interment

    Fair View Cemetery
    456 RT 35
    RED BANK, NJ 07701
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Private Condolence

Mary-Margaret Kurta

Posted at 06:25am
Sorry for your loss. We will always fondly remember and be moved by Mrs. Shea’s smile, always positive manner and genuine concern about family. She always took the time to ask how our children were and made it feel as if that time together truly mattered. She gave us her undivided attention. That light will forever shine in our hearts & memories. Thinking of you all! The Kurta Family


Posted at 03:19pm
Dottie was a great lady. So sorry to hear this. We all had great times at the Sheas house baby sitting. Please pass on my condolences to her family. Tell Big Bill how sorry I am

Lisa Groat

Posted at 09:59am
Dottie was such an enjoyable and lovely person to be around...every time I had the pleasure of being in her company. My condolences for your loss Billy and to all of your family.
With much love and sympathy, Lisa Groat

Posted at 08:21am
Dottie was a special lady. Loved by all..
My Love and Sympathy to Bill and Family
You all are in my thoughts and prayers
Judy Gill

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