George R. Shea, Jr. passed away on July 2, 2020 at Parrish Medical Center.
He leaves a wife, Barbara Moore Shea, two children, John Shea (Charlotte Shea) and Catherine Clark (late Timothy Clark), and four grandchildren, Meaghan, Kerri, Shannon, and Ryan.
Born in Worcester, MA, the son of late Catherine Riordan Shea Takesian and late George R. Shea, Sr. He has three brothers, Robert Shea, Walter Takesian and Paul Takesian, and his sister, late Virginia Shea Turnan.
He obtained a degree from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree from Anna Maria College in Criminal Justice. He was a past Exalted Ruler of Hudson-Concord Lodge of Elks #99. He was a life member of the Leominster Sportsman’s Club, a member of the Quiet Birdman, and also a member of the American Legion #1.
He was a member of the Massachusetts State Police 42nd RTT attaining the rank of Captain and commander of Troop D before he retired. As one of the first helicopter pilots when the state police went airborne, he spent ten of the best and happiest years flying the jet ranger and loved every minute of it. After retirement from MSP, he was in charge of electronic banking security for Shawmut Bank and spent thirteen years taking care of their ATMs.
After retiring he and Barbara spent two years traveling in their motorhome covering all 50 states and eventually settled in Titusville, FL where he spent the rest of his days carving birds and loving golf.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island, FL. The funeral will be on Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30 AM at The Great Outdoors Community Church followed by burial, with military honors, at 2:30 pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims.