May 16, 1945 – December 31, 2020
Linda Moser Shea, 75, of Dillsburg, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was thankful to be able to spend her final years at home with the help of family and friends. Born May 16, 1945, she was the daughter of Arthur D. and Mary (Gorrell) Moser. Linda was a graduate of Mechanicsburg Area High School where she had the opportunity to become an AFS student to Singapore. Linda received a B.A. from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Upon graduation she joined the Peace Corps and served as a teacher in the Philippines. Shortly after returning from the Philippines she started her 35 year career as a kindergarten teacher at West Creek Hills. While at West Creek she earned a Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University and met her future husband, Peter J. Shea. Linda and Peter were happily married for 39 years. Together they shared an avid interest in the Audubon Society, gardening and the Mercedes Benz Club of America where Linda was the club president for over ten years. Linda was also an accomplished knitter, seamstress, baker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her two sons Michael A. Shea and his wife Tracy, and Brian J. Shea, both of Dillsburg; two granddaughters, Mackenzie Mary and Mackendra Lillian Shea, both of Dillsburg; two sisters, Joanne Hanna (Bill, dec’d) of Newtown Square, and Betsy (Chuck) of Dillsburg. A private memorial service will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live at 11:00 on Saturday, January 23rd. Details will be found on St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Mechanicsburg’s website where Linda was a member for over 50 years. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, or to the ALS Association, Abrams In-Home Care Program, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. Thank you to The Whimsical Poppy of Mt. Holly Springs (Linda's favorite flower shop) for providing a beautiful memorial arrangement.
The family wishes to thank Carol Desiderati and the many friends who helped Linda and her family in her final years. Carol's knowledge, drive and dedication to Linda's well being made her final year fulfilling and enjoyable. Linda and her family couldn't have gotten this far without Carol.
January 25, 2021
Dear Shea Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I knew your dad and mom. Pete, being one of my EPMS staff, was an excellent science teacher, who was well like just like your mother. I enjoyed your mom’s smile and personality.
Dr. Stephen A. Andrejack
Marilyn (Miller) Ginsburg
January 25, 2021
Linda and I were high school friends. We kept in touch during college but now I feel the loss of time and distance. It brings a smile to remember band trips to football games. We had such fun!
I remember that she always had such interesting questions for our teachers.
She definitely was a light in my life.
My love to her family.
Marilyn Miller Ginsburg
January 24, 2021
Linda was blessed with a wonderful family and life. It was her treasure. I admirer her for living life and sharing many talents. I will remember her eyes beaming and smile inviting with a heart full of love. Grateful to have been part of her life's adventure . Blessings to family and friends