1890 – 1931 (November 18)
Edward Joseph Shea, the son of Thomas Shea and Mary English, was born in Camillus, Onondogo County, New York, on January 20, 1890. He attended local elementary schools and Camillus High School, before entering the novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania in June, 1910. He made simple profession of vows on June 25, 1911, and solemn profession on the same date in 1914. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 7, 1916 by Bishop Joseph Glass, C.M. bishop of Salt Lake City Utah, at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Germantown, PA.
Father Shea served first at Carthage, New York, and later at Saint Mary's in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he died on November 18, 1931 at the age of 41. He is buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lawrence.