Canton, MA — Howard F. Shea, age 87, of Canton, passed away at the Norwood Hospital December 5, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill Trade School. He previously lived in Lowell and had lived in Canton since 1974. He was a former Executive with E G & G in Bedford and owned Ryan Iron Works in Raynham from 1973 to 2010. He summered in Chatham and was an avid boater. Beloved husband of Rita H. (Archambault). Father of Howard Shea, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of N.H., Carol Tremblay and her husband, Mike, of Lowell, Sue Gonsalves and her husband, Gary, of Franklin, Dan Shea and his wife, Kathy, of Raynham and John Shea and his wife, Katy, of Taunton. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., Canton, Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton, Monday morning at 10 a.m. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
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