Elaine Shea

Obituary of Elaine Shea

Boonville – Elaine Shea, 70, widow of Thomas and formerly of Forestport, passed away on Sunday October 17, 2021 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Elaine was born on December 31, 1950 in Paterson, New Jersey, a daughter of Peter and Margaret Shubelko Reynolds. She grew up in Northern NJ where she received her education at Passaic High School. On May 5, 1984, Elaine was united in marriage with Thomas D. Shea at St. Denis Church, Hopewell Junction, NY. In the later 1980’s the couple relocated to Forestport, where they raised their family. Mr. Shea, a retired Lieutenant with the NYS Dept. of Corrections, passed away on January 31, 2006. Elaine was a homemaker and loving mother first and foremost. She worked with the Forestport Youth Summer Recreation program, as a health aide with RCIL (Resource Center for Independent Living), Utica, and also for the US Census Bureau during the 1990 census. She enjoyed crocheting and also was an avid gardener. Elaine was an animal lover as well and enjoyed the family dogs and her pet birds through the years. For a time, Elaine attended the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville. Elaine is survived by her daughter Holly Iannarilli, Forestport, a son Micahel (Emilie) Shea, St. Joseph, MO, granddaughter: Gabrielle (Garrett) Kubinski, Port Orange, FL, great-grandsons: Gavon and Graison, a sister Jane Reynolds, NJ, brother Peter (Sherri) Reynolds, Sundown, NY, and brother-in-law: John (Doreen) Shea, New Milford, CT. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents Peter and Margaret Reynolds. Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 25, at 11:00 am in Beechwood Cemetery, Forestport. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday, October 25, 2021
Beechwood Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Forestport, New York, United States