Elisabeth (Haseltine) Shea, 89, of Andover, passed away on May 23, 2019 at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Center. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Irving Haseltine and Margaret (McCarthy) Haseltine Blackstock.
“Libby” was raised and educated in Lawrence, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1948. She attended Curry College of Boston and taught elocution for several years after graduation. She later worked for Bell Telephone, Macartney’s Clothing Stores, in real estate, and at Raytheon.
Libby was affiliated with St. Augustine’s Catholic Church of Andover where she was hospitality minister and on the church council. She presided as president of the Shawsheen Village Women’s Club for many years, was a volunteer at the Andover Senior Center, and a trustee of the Washington Park Condominiums.
Her greatest joy was her summer vacation home (Lib’s Locker) at the Greenlands in Hampton Beach. For many years she was president of the association there.
Mrs. Shea was predeceased by her beloved husband, Cornelius D. Shea and her youngest son, Timothy. She is survived by two sons, David Shea and his wife Ann of Westport, CT, Michael Shea and his wife Kathleen of Haverhill, MA, and Timothy’s wife Kelly of Tewksbury, MA. Libby is also survived by six grandchildren, Kathryn, Michael, Christopher (CJ), Anna, Kevin and Kerry; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Irving and sister Jean.
Calling hours will be Thursday, May 30th from 3 to 6pm at Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, with a service at the funeral home at 6pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elisabeth’s memory can be made to the Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, the Marist Brothers order, or Lazarus House Ministries of Lawrence. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.