Paul J. Sheedy
August 08, 1933 - October 27, 2016
Paul J. Sheedy, 83, of West Bridgewater, MA, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Brockton, MA.
Paul was an active member of St. Ann’s Parish in West Bridgewater; Paul was lector, CCD teacher and participant and leader of efforts in support of the Pro-Life committee. Paul shared his love of boating, fishing, golfing, coaching, cooking and gardening with his family. Paul enjoyed traveling and exploring New England’s and America’s rich history. Much of Paul’s focus was on family, attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and gathering and celebrating family at his home as often as possible.
Paul was born August 8, 1933 in Medford, MA to William Sheedy of Kilmallock, Ireland and Mary Sheedy of Boston, MA. He graduated from Malden Catholic High School, and then enlisted in the Army, serving in Germany. Paul then attended Boston College, and after graduation attended the Boston College school of Social Work and achieved a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Paul worked and retired as a clinical social worker at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Brockton, MA.
Paul was one of six children and is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Matthew, William and John. Paul is survived by his brother Frank Sheedy and his wife Ingrid; his sister, Mary Pynn, and by Barbara Sheedy, wife of Paul’s late brother John.
Paul is survived by his loving wife and best friend Joan; Paul and Joan were married for 56 wonderful years of marriage. Paul is also survived by his daughter Janet Aurre and her children Christine, Paul and Joseph; his son Christopher Sheedy and his wife Francine and their children Kristin, Jonathan, Francesca and Emma; his son Paul Sheedy and his wife Mary and their children Catherine and Elizabeth; and his son Gregory Sheedy and his wife Anne Marie and their children Brendan, Mary, Thomas, and James.
Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 441 South Main St., (RT28) WEST BRIDGEWATER on Monday, October 31st at 9:00AM thence to St. Ann’s Church, 103 North Main St., West Bridgewater where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, West Bridgewater on Sunday from 2:00-6:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, the Sheedy family asks that a donation in honor of Paul be offered to the Friends of the Unborn, PO Box# 692246, Quincy, MA 02269 or www.friendsoftheunborn.org.
Service: map to St. Ann's