Irene Ellen Shea
Irene Ellen Shea
  • June 6, 1953 - January 14, 2018
  • Juneau, Alaska

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Gales Ferry, CT - Irene Ellen Shea, age 64, of Gales Ferry, passed away on January 14, 2018 at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. She was born on June 6, 1953 in Juneau, AK to the late William and Sophie (Prokopiof) Rhymer. She married Bill Shea on October 30, 1975 in Juneau, AK. Irene was a devoted and loving mom and grandma.
Besides her loving husband she is survived by a daughter Kathy Shea of Anchorage, AK, a son Bill Shea and his wife Lina of Anchorage, AK, a son Chris Shea of North Charleston, SC and grandchildren Feya, Aurora, Iris and Bria. She also leaves behind a brother Peter Rhymer and his wife Sue of Vienna, WV, a sister Ruth Paris and her husband Jim of Greeley, CO, a sister Louise Cochrane of Juneau, AK, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Irene will be forever in our hearts.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Irene's honor to The ECHO Cancer Foundation, 330 Washington Street, Suite 220, Norwich, CT 06360. Visit to leave an online condolence for the Shea family.