Rest In Peace, Ray Shea
lost a true original with the passing of Raymond J. Shea, a faculty member at
the college since the day it opened in 1970.
Shea, 76, of
Bolton, passed away on Thanksgiving after a courageous health battle, with his
family by his side.
A member of the
Society of Jesus Jesuits from 1954-1965 and an alumnus of Boston College and
Middlebury Breadloaf School of English, Ray taught at Boston College High from
1961-1964, at Stoneham High from 1966-1970, and then joined Middlesex when the
college opened its doors in 1970, staying with it for the past 42 years.
He was the
beloved husband of Sandra Albertson-Shea.
he was the father of Kristin Shea Bunnell, the brother of Kathleen Shea Blazon of Peabody and the late Jack Shea of Burlington, the stepfather of Kimberly
Albertson of Worthington and Robin Albertson-Wren of Charlottesville, VA., and
grandfather to Ashley and Shealah Bunnell and step-grandchildren Kayli and
Gifts in his
name may be made to: BC High.edu/give, MGH Development Office - Melanoma
Research, Hospicefoundation.org, or the Ray Shea
Scholarship Fund for international studies care of the MCC Foundation, P.O. Box
716, Bedford, MA 01730.
memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8th, from 2-3 p.m., at the
Friends Quaker Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park Cambridge, followed by a
missed on campus by his friends, his students, and everyone who knew him.