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“Sorry for your loss. Remember good times with your family growing up. its been to long. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Dagenais - monson, MA

“sorryforyourloss.ed mccarthy. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Growing up on Wareham Street is a wonderful childhood memory. We were not only neighbors, but family. Jim was my second dad during my childhood years...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ronda Wynn - Springfield, MA

“sorry for your loss. ron+cheryl lucia ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“The Murphys family sends there condolences to his family whom he loved so much. We enjoyed our time with him and cherished the many conversations...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Patrick Murphy - Springfield, MA

“Bob,Kathy,Tracy and Pat, So sorry to hear of your loss. May all the memories sustain you through this difficult time. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jim and Karen Girard - MA

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Archambault - Chicopee, MA

“So sorry ...we will be thinking of all of you .❤ ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ed Jones jr

“We were not only friends & neighbors,but fellow lottery players,I will always remember you,and yes,even "your number",208,which you talked about...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss you Jim. You have been my Friend and adviser all my life. Loved seeing you and all the family in July. My sympathy to Kathy & Bob Tracy...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Ann Arsenault - Inverness, FL

“Worked with Jimmy for many years, he was a funny man who always made me feel like a good friend. He will be missed by both family and friends ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ernie Montagna - Ludlow, MA


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James J. Shea, 78, of Chicopee, died Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Holyoke Medical Center. Jim was born in Springfield, son of the late James J. and Anna (Ryan) Shea, Sr. and was a graduate of Cathedral High School and Springfield Technical Community College. He was a United States Army Veteran and was a retired Clerk at the U.S. Postal Service Bulk Mail Center in Springfield. Before going to the E.R., Jim smoked his last Camel. He was an avid Lottery player, and even on his last night in the E.R. Jim wanted to know the daily number. For those who knew him well, he will be remembered for 208! Jim was predeceased by his wife Joyce (Rattelle) Shea in 1990. He is survived by his two beloved daughters, Kathleen Peltier and her husband Robert, and Tracy Circosta and her husband Patrick; three cherished grandchildren: James, Patrick, and Anthony; his grand-dog Kassidy; and a sister, Mary Ann Arsenault of Florida. A Funeral Mass for Jim will be held Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:00am in Sacred Heart Church, 387 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday January 22 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St. Holyoke, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105