Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston. Died on Thursday, September 21st at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston at the age of 87. Born and raised in East Boston, Mr. Shea was the son of the late William and Eva (Gaudet) Shea. He was a member of Boston Firefighters Local 718 and was a retired District Chief for the City of Boston. He had been a Saugus resident for the past 49 years. Tom was also a U.S. Army Veteran.
Mr. Shea was the cherished uncle of Donna Maggiore and her husband John, Rick Porter and his wife Caryn, Kathy Maglio and her husband Matthew, David Maglio, Tina Maglio and her husband Scott; great uncle of Monique, Paige and her husband Zack, Kevin, Allyson, Keenan, Kimberly, Katrina and Anthony; and great-great uncle of Aria. He was predeceased by his three sisters, Anne Porter, Mary Shea and Joan Maglio.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visitation hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Thursday September 28 followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. Interment in St. Jean de Baptiste Cemetery in Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund at danafarder.jimmyfund.org.