Elisabeth (Haseltine) Shea


Andover - 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. 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 was president of the Shawsheen Village Women's Club for many years, a volunteer at the Andover Senior Center, and a trustee of the Washington Park Condominiums.
Her greatest joy was her summer 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, Conn., Michael Shea and his wife Kathleen of Haverhill, Mass., and Timothy's wife Kelly of Tewksbury, Mass. 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 Thurs., May 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, with a service at the funeral home at 6 p.m. 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 info, visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on May 30, 2019
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Connie LeMaitre
May 31, 2019
Wonderful memories of the Shea family on Arundel Street in Andover. Block parties and all. Libby was a favorite of her neighbors and contributed to the fun.
Sheila Maloney
May 30, 2019
I was very sorry to hear of Libby's passing. She was a dear friend of my aunt Bobbie Maloney, and had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with her. Lib was always charming and fun to be around. I know she will be sorely missed.
peter wojtkun
May 30, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Mrs. S was a wonderful lady and you all were so fortunate to have had such a wonderful lady in your lives. May she rest in peace.