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Obituary: Steven Patrick Shea, Sr. – Football 1969-71 – Oct. 24, 2009

Obituary: Steven Patrick Shea, Sr. – Football 1969-71

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Obituary: Steven Patrick Shea, Sr. – Football 1969-71

Steven Patrick Shea, Sr.

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2009 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia, LA for ., who passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009 surrounded by family and friends after a valiant fight with cancer.

Interment will follow in Beau Pre’ Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life reception at the Gougenhiem immediately following the service.

Rev. Joe Breaux will be the Celebrant.

Steven was born and raised in New Iberia, LA. graduated from Catholic High School and went on to play football at the University of Southwestern Louisiana before receiving a juris doctorate degree from Louisiana State University. He practiced law in New Iberia for several years before relocating to the Florida Keys where he became a Monroe County Circuit Court Judge. He enjoyed sailing, big band music, traveling, writing and being near the water. He was known for his tenacity and sense of humor.

Survivors include his loving wife, Beth LaSalle Shea; son, Steven Shea, Jr., and wife Melanie; daughters, Aimee and Caitlin Shea; his parents, Jerry and Harriet Shea; brothers, Jerry Shea, Jr. and wife Beverly, Jimmy Shea and wife Virginia; sisters, Mary Zaunbrecher and husband Russell, Kelly Holleman and husband James, Ellen Mullen and husband Greg; step children, Adam LaSalle and wife Robin, Zack LaSalle, Katie LaSalle; step grandchildren, Emmaline LaSalle and David LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Aline Babineaux, Alcee Babineaux, Ed Shea, Sr. and Esther Reeves Shea.

Pallbearers will be Steven Shea, Jr., Jerry Shea, Jr. Jimmy Shea, Stewart Shea, Adam LaSalle and Zack LaSalle. Honorary pallbearers are the 1969 graduating class of Catholic High School, The Solomon House Group, and the Islamorada Group.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Eric Jonasch of M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX, Dr. David Rinaldi, Dr. Kurt O’Brien, and the 2nd floor staff and nurses at Iberia Medical Center, and to his sister, Dr. Ellen Mullen.

Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic High School Endowment Fund, 1301 DeLaSalle Drive, New Iberia, LA, 70560, or Hospice Foundation of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, LA, 70503.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, in New Iberia. A rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

To view on-line obituary and sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, is in charge of arrangements.

Published by the Daily Advertiser on October 25, 2009.

Football:   1969, 1970, 1971