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Pauline C. (Dansereau) Shea
April 20, 1936 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Uxbridge- Pauline C. (Dansereau) Shea, 87, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Friday, January 26, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Daniel T. “Digger” Shea in 2000, and her son Michael J. Shea in 1997.
She is survived by her son Stephen M. Shea and his fiance’ Dianne Nigro of Naples, FL; her grandson, Michael P. Shea and his companion Daymaris Garcia of Naples, FL; her sister-in-law, Deborah Dansereau of Douglas; cousins George and Janet Visbeck of Whitinsville, and Jean Cronin of Northbridge; nephews, Mark Dansereau, Doug Dansereau and his companion Sue Snow, and Craig Dansereau, all of Douglas; her great-niece, Renee Dansereau and great-nephew Jason Dansereau both of Douglas, and Hunter Dansereau of Sutton; her dear friend, Joan (Dansereau) O’Donnell of Dania, FL, as well as many dear cousins in Canada and many friends. She was also predeceased by her brother Robert A. Dansereau, and her dearest friend of 60 years, Pat O’Melia.
Born in Whitinsville on April 20, 1936 she was the daughter of Albert J. and Beatrice E. (Girouard) Dansereau and was a lifelong resident of Douglas and Uxbridge. Pauline worked as a dietary aide at St. Camillus Nursing Home in Whitinsville for many years before working for Hanover Insurance Co. in Worcester until her retirement. Pauline travelled extensively with her husband and children covering many miles of countrysides, cities, and new countries. A woman of faith, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge and was a member of their Catholic Woman’s Council.
Pauline loved capturing moments on her camera so she could pour over photos and keep the memories fresh. She especially loved looking through photos of her grandson Michael, whom was the light of her life. She spent many years as he was growing up watching his sporting events, treasuring every moment from graduations to more recent conversations with him. Most of all, she enjoyed time spent with her family and friends, traveling, and spending time in Florida. She had a witty humor and an infectious laugh, always a smile and joke to share.
Pauline was the strength of her family - a caretaker to her late husband and late son Michael as well as many family members who needed her strength, love, and support over the years. In her later years, Pauline enjoyed spending time with her son Stephen and grandson Michael where she would spend Christmas each year for the past 25 years. This past year her life was blessed with a “new beginning” when she moved to her new home in assisted living at Brookdale Eddy Pond East in Auburn. She made many new friends, went on weekly adventures, and sang and listened to live music. She reached the end of her life with a full and happy heart and went to be with her family in heaven on her own terms.
The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you for the love and care given to Pauline by her sister-in-law Debbie who took care of Pauline’s every need with love and patience over the past several years.
Her graveside funeral service will be held at a later time in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Uxbridge. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com