Date of Death: July 9, 2023

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Obituary Notice

James Michael Shea, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 16, 1951 in Newark, N.J., the son of Robert C. and Vivian C. (Fox) Shea, and graduated from Constantine High School with the Class of 1970.

James served his country in the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1972.

He worked at many different jobs before his retirement at an early age due to health issues.

James was united in marriage to Charlene Zimmerman on May 27, 1989. Together they loved to go camping and James also enjoyed hunting and target shooting. He was also a member of the Three Rivers Elks B.P.O.E., Three Rivers Eagles #2303, and the Three Rivers Moose Lodge.

He was a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed.

Remaining to cherish his memory is his wife, Charlene Shea.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Vivian Shea, and stepfather, Dick Kinney.

Additional Information

Donations in James’ memory may be directed to Three Rivers Elks Lodge and Three Rivers Eagles #2303. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Jim and I had some good times in constantine just hanging out. Nice guy, Never an issue between us, and later worked together at Fibre Converters. Had Jim tan some deer hides as well. I was in class of 72 constantine.

  2. Sending prayers and hugs Char, I know how much you loved Jimmy. You two had a great love for each other. He always was the sweet cool guy with the great big smile who loved his wife dearly. He looked forward to when you walked into the door after work. He definitely loves you dearly! My favorite couples are the ones who talked dearly about each other. You two always do that with smiles. Jim will be missed and we will cherish our memories.

  3. Char, Jim was a hoot to work with when we worked for Morton Buildings. He was always smiling and joking. Any time we met after that he was always beating me to say hello and reminisce. I am better off for knowing him. Take care. Mike and PAM Heivilin

  4. So sorry Char. My husband passed away 3 years ago and was also creamated. Never ben sorry that is what we planned. We had a gathering at a later date. It is easier to do it that way. We have been friends for years and always will be thinking of you my friend. HUGS!

  5. Char,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will always be my favorite neighbor, no matter what side of the fence we lived on. He was always the cool dude with the sports car and sunglasses, thus lovingly given the name “Mr. Shades.”

    • Char,
      Len and I are so sorry for your loss. We had known Jim since 1974.Having Jim for a neighbor was wonderful. Even when he tried taxidermy. He will be missed, waving as we or he went in and out of our homes. Prayers and strength for you.

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