Kathleen E. Shea
Kathleen E. Shea (nee: Boyle), 92, of Chatham, formerly of Union, passed away on June 26, 2019. Born on July 3, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, Kathleen lived in Union for many years before recently moving to Chatham. As a teenager, Kathleen volunteered at the New York Foundling Hospital. Prior to getting married and moving to New Jersey, she worked at the Kennedy Plumbing Company in Brooklyn, and then at the NY Telephone Company as an Accounting Records and Reports Clerk. When her children were grown, she worked at an Insurance Company nearby their home. Kathleen also worked briefly at Kean College, performing secretarial duties in the Social Work department. Kathleen was a longtime parishioner at St. Michael’s Church in Union and would later view mass daily on television.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, Sadie and Terrence Boyle; her husband Edward; brother Terrence and sisters Agnes, Beatrice, and Patricia. She is survived by her daughter Mary Shea and her husband Bruce DeTorres, daughter Elizabeth Shea, daughter Kathleen Shea and her husband John Labate, daughter Ann Murphy and her husband James, and daughter Eileen M. Shea; as well as grandchildren Anthony, Stephen and William DeTorres, Katie LaMoria, Bridget Revette and her husband Michael, Owen and Lucia Labate, Caroline Rocha and her husband Brien, E.J. and Matthew Murphy.