Obituary for Joan "Joanie" Shea (Manning)
Joan "Joanie" (Manning) Shea, 82, of Enfield passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in the comfort of her home with her son by her side after a struggle with Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. Joan was born in Fall River, MA and has been a resident of Enfield, CT since 1957. Joanie retired in 2000 after 23 years of service at the Longmeadow Country Club in MA. She was a talented pianist who could play anyone's favorite song. She enjoyed walking especially with all her dog friends. Joanie also enjoyed playing a good game of Bridge. She was the loving mother to Michael Shea of RI and Mark Shea of Enfield. She also leaves a brother, Frank Manning and his wife, Nancy of Dewitt, MI; a sister, Carol Viveiros of Topsham, ME; a sister-in-law, Mary Manning of Sedona, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. Joanie was predeceased by a brother, Alan Manning of Sedona, AZ. Per Joanie's wishes there are no calling hours and funeral services and burial will be held privately. The family would like to thank the folks at Longmeadow Senior Center for their friendship and the caring employees of the Hospice branch of Trinity Health, especially nurse Marissa for her compassion and professionalism .
"Joanie's song has ended, but the memory lingers on". Donations in memory of Joanie may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. For online expressions of sympathy please visit www.leetestevens.com