Obituary Details

Myrtle E. Shea

November 20, 1927 - April 16, 2017

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Mass

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Raleigh Memorial Park
Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Myrtle Elliott Shea, a saintly wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed peacefully into Christ's arms on Easter Sunday at the age of 89 while at home with her family.

Loving and gentle, she supportively cheered and encouraged her children and grandchildren in all of their sports and endeavors. She was always ready to gather around the dining room table with her husband, kids and grandkids to play contract rummy and spades. As her memory faded, she settled for crazy eights. Myrtle loved growing flowers of all kinds, especially daylilies; caring for her yard; and walking with her friends and family around Fallon Park. She took pride in serving as the first director of Our Lady of Lourdes' LEAP after school program for students.

Myrtle met her husband Mike at a September dance. The two were married six months later at Raleigh's Sacred Heart Cathedral on St. Patrick's Day in 1954. Raised a Southern Baptist, Myrtle became a Catholic in 1959 and attended daily Mass and Bible studies for decades. She was a member of the auxiliary Legion of Mary and enjoyed praying the rosary with her friends after daily Mass. Each week she looked forward to talking and laughing with volunteers who meet at her home before heading to Yokefellows prison ministry with her husband. Her family thankfully remembers her as gentle, faithful, kind, innocent, trusting, loving and ever-reliable.

She is survived by her husband, Wilfred Michael "Mike" Shea; children John, Tim, Julie, Mary, Steve, Mark and Theresa; grandchildren Mitchell and Nicholas Graw, Emily and Brian Shea, and Lowell Hensgen; and sisters Mattie Lou Petrosso, Frances Pouch, and Cynthia Pittman.

She is predeceased by her son Michael; sisters, Beulah May Ward and Kathleen Elliott; and brothers Paul, Leo and Sydney Elliott.

There will be a rosary and visitation on Wednesday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Posted by:
Edie Chiavatti
Posted on:
April 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathies and condolences, Mike, to you and your family. We will always remember Myrtle's faithful morning walks to Mass. God bless you all and give you peace..

Renato & Edie Chiavatti @ 2710 Kittrell Drive
Posted by:
Bert Hodges
Posted on:
April 19, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Myrtle E. Shea
Posted by:
Peggy Grubb
Posted on:
April 17, 2017
Aunt Myrtle was a beautiful lady, inside and out side. A great friend to me. We have had some great girl talks. She told me that she was a christain, she knew Jesus Christ was her saviour, died on the cross and rose the third day. She ask Jesus to come into her heart. O what a saviour. She is walking on streets of gold !!! Praising our Lord, Hallelujah. We hug each other and we shed some tears together.

Peggy Grubb
Posted by:
Tuesday Oliver
Posted on:
April 17, 2017
Everytime I saw Aunt Myrtle she always had a smile on her face. My mom Barbara Ann loved your mom so much. She spent a great deal of time with Mike and Myrtle when she was young. I'm so glad we got to see her recently. Sending prayers to all of her family. Your mom was a special lady and she will never be forgotten!!
Posted by:
Richard Flinn
Posted on:
April 17, 2017
My family & I extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Shea family at the loss of a much loved & a loving woman. She was selfless, devoted to church & her family and an enjoyable person to know. I cannot think of day lilies without remembering her joy of gardening. She touched many lives and will be missed. Richard Flinn
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Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Raleigh Memorial Park
Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC