Obituary of Barbara J. Shea
DELMAR – Barbara J. Shea, 81, of Delmar, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Born in Albany on October 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon C. and Leona M. (Bennett) Shea. She was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, Class of 1954 and Albany Business College. Barbara had worked for the NYS Thruway Authority and the Workers' Compensation Disability Benefits Bureau prior to her retirement.
Barbara enjoyed all sports, particularly bowling. She also enjoyed golf, was a past member at Tall Timber, Normanside and Sycamore Country Clubs and played in the Women's North East League. She was one of the "Bethlehem Walking Twins" and was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her best friend and identical twin sister, Patricia A. Putnam. She is survived by many dear friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Thursday at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Pl., Delmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.
Contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny La., Latham, NY 12110 would be appreciated.