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Francis X. "Franny" Shea Veteran
December 24, 2019


SHEA, Francis “Franny” Xavier passed away peacefully on December 24th, 2019 at home in Medford where he had lived for 55 years. Franny was born in Charlestown , later moving to Somerville where he attended St. Clements High School. Franny and Maureen married in 1967 and shortly after started a family. In addition to Maureen, his wife of 52 years, Franny is survived by three children and two grandchildren: Kevin F. Shea (Jennifer); Michael S. Shea (Kathy); Stephen D. Shea (Erin) and daughter Ella, and son Jackson. He was predeceased by his parents James E. and Mary (Walsh) Shea, brothers Paul V. (Gertrude), Joseph E. (Eileen) Shea and nephew Christopher J. Shea. Franny is also survived by his siblings: James (Irene) and Virginia (Richard) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law of the late Thomas (Louise) Burns and Sheila Trevor. Franny was a well respected and popular Medford Police Officer for 33 years. He began his career in 1968 and retired in 2001. He was also a Life Member of the Irish American Association in Malden. Franny turned 82 this past Sunday. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Monday December 30th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday December 29th from 2-6 PM In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Care Dimensions-Hospice Care, 75 Sylvan St. Unit B-102. Danvers, MA 01923.

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Breslin Funeral Home
610 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148