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Robert Shea
May 7, 1931 - September 4, 2017

Robert  Shea

Robert Shea
May 7, 1931 - Sep 4, 2017

Robert  Shea
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Robert "Bob" Shea, 86, of Sarasota, FL, died on September 4, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Dorchester, MA (Boston) on May 7, 1931, he was a chef, then restaurant owner in NH. The majority of his career was self-employed as tour director for tours in New England and Canada, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City as well as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. He travelled with NH groups to other states, including California, Washington and Oregon, Victoria, BC as well as Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and New Orleans. After he retired, he and his surviving spouse, Linda Shea, travelled to Ireland, Italy, Spain and Greece.
Upon moving to FL, he donated time to Tidewell Hospice as a respite for spouses of ill patients to have time for themselves, and did Veterans' pinnings. When he became ill, he stopped volunteering. Tidewell became his caregiver, with loving and caring staff.
He was married to Linda Shea for 40 years. He had six children by a prior wife; three children are deceased, the remaining three are Jeffrey Shea, of Andover, MA, Cindy Shea of Laconia, NH, and Dennis Shea, of Clearwater, FL as well as several grandchildren.
Bob was cremated and there will be no memorial service. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, a non-profit organization, which has never turned a patient away. Donations are used for those in need. Checks may be payable to Tidewell Hospice and mailed to: Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Dept., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

 
 

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