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Charles James Shea
December 8, 1941 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Prospect-Charles James Shea, age 82, beloved husband of Donna (Rossi) Shea, passed away on Friday February 2, 2024 at his home.
Born in Waterbury, CT on December 8, 1941, he was the son of the late Charles Francis and Christine (VanWagner) Shea. Charlie was a longtime resident of Watertown and Naugatuck and resided in Prospect with his family for the past 20 years. Charlie was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and Quinnipiac College with a B.S. degree in Accounting. He then enlisted in the Air Force where he served for 4 years achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his years of service in the Air Force, he worked for many years in various administrative positions at both Uniroyal and The Stanley Works before retiring the final time from Bozzutos, Inc. in Cheshire. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Charlie was an avid fan of UCONN women’s and men’s basketball.
In addition to his wife Donna, he leaves his son Charles Shea II; his daughters Rose Merigold and Ursula Hoxie, all of Prospect; his brother Thomas Shea and his wife Lorraine of Wolcott; his four grandchildren, Justin and Madison Hoxie, and Meghan and Haley Merigold; as well as 2 generations of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 7, 2024 from 5-8 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet at 6 p.m. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.