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Connie Shea

Connie Shea

   Connie ML Shea, 88 years old, passed away peacefully surroundedby family on December 20, 2023.

    Connie was born in Denver, CO. on November 08, 1935, to Walter P. Vigil and Frances Chavez-Vigil.  Connie is survived by her 3 brothers (Fred, Walt Jr. and Herman) and sister (Arlene).  Also, survived by her 3 sons (Dan, Chris and Eric), numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and her beloved sisters-in-law, Irma, Donna, Barbara, Darling, and Bethany.  Connie was preceded in death by her husband (Bob Shea), father (Walter P. Vigil), mother (Frances Chavez-Vigil) and several brothers and sisters.

     Connie grew up in Denver and helped raise her brothers and sisters.  She married Bob Shea on October 31, 1953.  Bob and Connie lived almost exclusively in Denver, CO.  Connie worked for Sears Roebuck Company for 30 years.  Connie was always a strong woman, working full time, taking care of her husband during the times he was sick.  After Bob passed away on March 26, 1990, Connie went to work at King Soopers prior to retiring.

     Always a caregiver, Connie found joy in taking care of her grandchildren and loved seeing all of them.  She was known for her grilled cheese sandwiches, potato salad, green chile and fresh pinto beans.  Connie was a member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church for decades, a very devout Catholic and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.  As her health and breathing started to decline, she would only schedule one thing to do each day.  Saturday was her day to attend mass.  She would pass up on family gatherings, dinners, lunches, etc. because she could not miss church.  God Bless her!  Connie was a very determined and independent person, she would not take any “guff” from anybody.

     The only thing that slowed her down, was her COPD which caused her difficulty breathing.  She was not a big fan of taking her oxygen everywhere she went.  She would continue to drive herself and others to church, store and other functions.  Connie left this world on her terms, living at home, not wanting to be a burden to anyone, not having to live in an assisted care facility, being mentally sharp to her last day.  Connie was dearly loved and respected by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed.  The Good Lord has taken another good one.

    Visitation January 16, 2024 from 4pm-6pm. Rosary to follow at 6pm. Both to be held at Horan and McConaty Funeral home; 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO. 80227

    Funeral Mass on January 17, 2024 at 10:30am at St. Rose of Lima Church; 355 S. Navajo St. Denver, CO. 80223

  Interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery following mass

3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO. 80235 enter the north gate to Staging Area B.

  Reception following the Interment at Hayloft 2950 W. Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO. 80219

  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Rose of Lima Church.

 

 

 

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Rosary

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Mass

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

355 S Navajo St, Denver, CO 80223

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Burial

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Logan Cemetery, Colorado, Denver

4400 W. Kenton Avenue, Denver, CO 80236

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