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1958 Mr. Edward "Eddie" Shea 2024

Mr. Edward Shea

March 4, 1958 — March 29, 2024



WATERBURY - It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the family of Edward “Eddie” Shea, age 66, of Waterbury, announce his unexpected passing at home on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Edward was born March 4, 1958, in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Timothy F. and Eileen (Traver) Shea.   He was a graduate of Kennedy High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1980 to 1984, serving aboard the USS Nemitz, Aircraft Carrier.  After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Edward served as a merchant marine and attended Charter Oak Community College, where he earned his bachelor's degree.  Eddie held various engineering positions throughout the state, most recently at Central Connecticut State University, where he worked as an Operating Engineer and retired as a Plant Manager in 2022.  Ed was a proud loving supportive father to his son, Daniel Shea. He was an avid Red Sox fan who enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially the family’s annual vacations to Narragansett RI and taking walks with his faithful companion, Marley.  Eddie was fluent in Japanese and was an accomplished black belt in Ju Jitsu martial arts. He will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him. Ed Shea was a “good man”.
Left to honor his memory and cherish his legacy are his son, Daniel Shea, with whom he made his home, his siblings; James Shea of Old Saybrook, Joseph Shea of Prospect, Timothy Shea of Bethel, Thomas Shea of Prospect, Terrence Shea of Waterbury, and Susan Shea of Prospect. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, John Shea, and sister, Eileen M. Shea.  
Funeral services for Mr. Shea will be held on Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at St Michael’s Church Waterbury. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial with full military honors, will follow in All Saints Cemetery Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with the Shea family on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main St Waterbury, CT 06705. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence or words of comfort or share a memory of someone important to you with your family and friends. Please visit the funeral home's tribute page at to do so. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the Shea family, please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Waterbury

1987 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06705

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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