March 22, 1935 – December 15, 2012.
Cornelius Patrick (Neil) Shea was born in Newport, Rhode Island on March 22, 1935 to Cornelius and Katherine (Spollen) Shea and went to heaven on December 15th, 2012.
Neil is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Lisbeth (Sue) Nichols Shea and his children Neil (Vicki), Christopher (Mary), Lisa (Carl), and Bethany (Dan) and his grandchildren Austin, Tierney, Connor, Tyler, Nick, and Collin Shea, Kane (Ellie) Kimble and their children Haley and Bailey. He is also survived by his sister Constance Unangst, sister-in-law Linda Nichols and numerous nieces and nephews. Neil was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bobby, and his daughter Shelley.
Neil graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electrical engineering and went to graduate studies at Syracuse University. Beginning his career in 1955 with GE (Honeywell), he initially worked on advanced missile defense systems and then moved into computer design helping to launch an industry that changed the world in which he worked for over 30 years. After leaving Honeywell he went to work for Varian from which he finally retired from in 2007.
Neil had a keen interest in technology, history and world events and was truly a life-long learner. This, plus his unwavering principals, earned him the respect on a technical, professional, and personal level of everyone that ever worked with him or met him. Neil’s commitment to his wife and family was unshakeable and a remarkable example for all to see. Beyond his family, he was genuinely interested in and cared about everyone he met. We were blessed to have Neil in our lives and already miss him more deeply than words can express.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Huger Mercy Living Center on Friday, December 21st at 1pm at 2345 W. Orangewood Ave in Phoenix. Interment burial will take place at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Huger Mercy Living Center located at 2345 W. Orangewood Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021. http://www.almoore-grimshaw.com
Shea, Cornelius Patrick “Neil” [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Cornelius is a member of the Class of 1956.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Shea, Cornelius Patrick “Neil” [MC1956 RIP]
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