Paul Francis Shea

Paul Francis Shea, 80, of Mattapoisett passed away at home Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Alanna “Ally” (Medeiros) Carreiro.

            Born in Boston, son of the late John T. and Dorothy J. (O’Rourke) Shea, he was originally from O’Callaghan Way in South Boston at the Old Harbor Village and had lived in Mattapoisett for over 30 years. Even though he lived in Mattapoisett at the end of his life, you could not take the Boston out of him.

            Paul was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston, class of 1958. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1962. Upon his discharge from the Army, he was employed by New England Telephone Company. He was later employed as Assistant Chief Court Officer in the General Court of the Massachusetts State Senate, retiring in 2003 after 32 years of service.

            He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Mikayla.

            Survivors include his wife Alanna; his sister, Dorothy Davis and her husband, Peter of Quincy; his sister-in-law, Joanne Shea of Scituate; Alanna’s children, Jessica Carreiro and Lee DeTerra; his ex-wife, Linda Brownell of Mattapoisett; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

            He was predeceased by his siblings, Thomas A. Shea, Richard J. Shea, Maureen A. Shea and John T. “Jack” Shea.

            A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 11 AM – 2 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory can be made to Community Nurse Home Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, visit

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  1. Barbara Gaspar says:

    Oh Ally so sorry. You have been both on my mind and I wish the family my deepest sympathy. Your time together was short but so good for both of you. I know the love will continue in spite of the distance. I will be praying for you and yours.

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