October 31, 1926 - July 8, 2021
Ann C. Fairfield Shea, 94, of 52 Euclid Ave. passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, after a short illness. Born in her home of nearly 95 years in Pittsfield on October 31, 1926, the daughter of Charles A. Fairfield and Elizabeth O'Connell Fairfield, Mrs. Shea was a 1944 graduate of Pittsfield High School where she served as Class Secretary through their 75th Class Reunion in 2019. She received a Certificate in Merchandising from the Modern School of Fashion and Design in May 1947. Initially a homemaker, Mrs. Shea worked as an office assistant for Dr. George Grossman, a dentist in Pittsfield, in addition to working at her family's business Shea's Rugs and Upholstery on Wahconah Street into the 1980s. In her later years, Mrs. Shea worked as a school crossing guard for Pittsfield Public Schools in addition to volunteering and serving as a retail assistant for the gift shop at Berkshire Medical Center through the hospital's auxiliary program. Mrs. Shea was a member of the Salvation Army, the Women's Club of the Berkshires, and a member of the Irish American Club of Berkshire County. She also belonged to various other civic and community organizations. She enjoyed boating, camping, snowmobiling and square dancing in addition to Citizens Band Radio. Mrs. Shea was predeceased by her husband of 61 years John J. Shea, Jr. and son-in-law Nando Delmolino. She leaves two sons, Larry Shea and his wife Gail Senger of Pittsfield, and Jack Shea of Lanesborough; a daughter, Lorrie Delmolino of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Shannon Shea of Virginia, Ryan Shea and his wife, Marissa, of Midway, UT, Adam Delmolino and his wife, Tracy Scatterday, of Arlington, Nick Delmolino and his wife Elise of Jackson, WY, Devin Shea of Pittsfield, and Hayden Shea of Leadville, CO; great-grandchildren, Meaghan Shea, Brady Shea, Nora Delmolino, Carter Shea, Grace Delmolino, and Owen Shea Delmolino. Mrs. Shea's extended family also includes her daughter-in-law's family Kim and Scott McCann of Pittsfield and their children, Brianna and Mitchell McCann. She also leaves nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in the Springfield area. Mrs. Shea was also predeceased by her sister-in-law, Beverly J. Filiault. Mrs. Shea will be remembered as a loving wife, a great mother and a devoted and generous grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral Notice: Burial services for Mrs. Ann C. Shea will be private. A celebration of Ann's life will be held at a later date, notice of which will be published. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mrs. Shea's name to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261, Burlington, MA 01803. Donations CANNOT be made online, but may be made through the Dwyer Funeral Home.
Ann C. Fairfield Shea, 94, of 52 Euclid Ave. passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, after a short illness. Born in her home of nearly 95 years in Pittsfield on October 31, 1926, the daughter of Charles A. Fairfield and Elizabeth O'Connell Fairfield,... View Obituary & Service Information
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