Mark S. Shea


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Ipswich - Mark S. Shea, age 60, of Ipswich, died on Monday, June 10, 2019, following complications from a brain stem stroke. Mark will be remembered by friends and family for his work ethic and dedication to his upholstery business, his infectious laugh, and his eagerness to lend a helping hand no matter the project or the problem.
Mark is survived by his wife Janice and their three sons, Neil S. Shea and his new wife Molly of Everett, Wash., Eric M. Shea of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Kyle R. Shea of Ipswich. He is also survived by three brothers, Leonard D. Shea of Gloucester, James M. Shea of Cambridge, Thomas P. Shea of Pelham, N.H.; his sister Kathleen M. Ambrefe of Beverly; and many nephews and nieces.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially invited. Visiting hours are Friday, June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Ascension Memorial Church attn "Youth Ministry" in Ipswich. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit
Published on June 12, 2019
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Donna Atwood Mariano
Jun 15, 2019
My sympathies go out to Mark ‘s family and friends. Growing up not very far from each other., we knew each other pretty much all of our lives. Same school bus, from day 1, so lots of classes together. He will surely be missed.🙏
Kathleen Ambrefe
Jun 15, 2019
You were an extraordinary brother and friend. I will miss you immensely ❤️
Gene and Diane Turra
Jun 15, 2019
Janice and family, We are both very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was such an unassuming guy, hardworking and very easy to talk to. Cherish the memories of your years together. Sorry that Gene can't make the service.
Bill McConnell
Jun 14, 2019
A couple of things come to mind ..when he would laugh things seemed funnier.
If you asked for something he would say yes before you finished your sentence.
And he would always make you feel special because to him you were .
Thank you mark.
And to his family my thoughts and prayers are with you he may not be with us right now but his memory will last forever.
Caroline Mitchell
Jun 14, 2019
We are thinking of you all during this time, Mark was a wonderful person who touched so many lives. We are sorry for your loss and just know that we are here for you today and always.
Jun 13, 2019
My sympathy goes out to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all with love and prayers. Love, Ellen
Cousin Angela
Jun 13, 2019
Janice, Surely Mark felt your presence with him nearly every day, especially during these last few months. Your love and dedication to a very kind, warm hearted person like Mark, was truly a special blessing. He will be missed.
Betty and Larry Rizzotti
Jun 13, 2019
Thinking of all of you at this time.
Lynne McIntire
Jun 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Shawna & Scott Sanborn
Jun 12, 2019
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Helen Brillant
Jun 12, 2019
My heart breaks for the Shea family. Praying for peace and love during such a sad time.
Peter and Cheryl Shaw
Jun 12, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Shea family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue Towne
Jun 12, 2019
My sympathy goes out to you all.
Les Burbridge
Jun 12, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Shea family on the loss of Mark. Husband, Father, Brother and dear friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.