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Patricia ‘Marie’ Shea 1926-2009

Mar 17, 2009

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia “Marie” Shea of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial is in St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg.

The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

On Friday, March 13, 2009, Marie Shea passed away at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg. She was 82.

Patricia Ann “Marie” Shea was born May 22, 1926 in Dickinson, ND, the daughter of James Michael and Marie (Cassidy) Shea. She was a 1948 graduate of Briar Cliff College, and she received her master’s degree from Eastern Oregon State University.

Marie taught school in Parkston, SD, for ten years before moving to Emmetsburg in 1958. She taught for 30 years at Emmetsburg High School.

Marie was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Palo Alto County Genealogical Society. Marie enjoyed reading, having coffee at McNally’s and traveling. She made 16 trips to Ireland and visited more than 30 countries in her travels. Marie also spent 20 winter vacations at her home in Arizona.

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Catherine Menghini and her husband Henry of Power, MT and Marjori Gorham of Salem, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

Marie Shea was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Roland Gorham.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com