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Patrick Himself Shea

March 13, 1935 - July 28, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Patrick Himself Shea, 73, of

Springfield, died at 4 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, at his residence.

He was born March 13, 1935, in Springfield, the son of Walter and Esther Schwartz Shea.

He married Judith A. Cawley on Oct. 15, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don Shea

He is survived by his wife, Judith Shea of Springfield; two daughters, Mary A. (husband, Michael) Richey and Molly K. (husband, Vince) Smith, both of Springfield; a son, Patrick M. (wife, Mary) Shea of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Michael, Matthew, Emma, Anna, Lauren and Ryan; a sister, Norma Michals of Libertyville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He retired as an engineer at CILCO after 34 years of service.

He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where he was an usher for 25 years, the Knights of Columbus Council 364, Springfield Motor Boat Club and CILCO Retirees Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with a prayer service beginning at 4 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. Peter Harman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home

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