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Joseph Shea

March 27, 1955 — October 27, 2021

Joseph Shea, 66, of Danielsville died on October 27, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, at Johns Hopkins University Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of Alma M. Shea and the late Lawrence G. Shea, Sr. He was the loving husband of Karen Michael-Shea.

Joe graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School. He went on to work at Bethlehem Steel in the Coke Plant. Joe was past director and member of the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association. He enjoyed sports, especially golf, but he mostly loved being surrounded by his family and grandchildren. He cherished being Pop-Pop to the kids and they always raised his spirits. Joe had a big heart, quiet demeanor, and an easy-going nature. His dedication to our Blessed Mother was a source of peace during his journey

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years, Karen; children, Sean Shea (Jennifer) and Coleen Shea (Sean Watson); mother, Alma Shea; siblings, Lawrence Shea, Jr. (Debbi), Mary Majewski (John), Annemarie John (Skip) and Patrick Shea; step children, Veronica Lefurgy (Michael) and Dawn Gutkowski (Jim), Walter Roberts, Jr. and Andrew Roberts (Brittany Herbst); 18 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Ursula Church in Fountain Hill on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Burial will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MDS Foundation, and all are encouraged to give a life sustaining donation of blood.

Holy Saviour
2575 Linden St,
Bethlehem PA 18017

Friday, November 5, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA 18018

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, November 6, 2021
10:00 AM
St. Ursula Catholic Church
1300 Broadway
Fountain Hill PA 18015

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA - 18018

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