August 28, 1940 - March 15, 2023

Bernice Josephine (Pavey) Shea, of Seabrook NH, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2023 at the age of 82. Born and raised in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (DiCarlo) Pavey. Bernice graduated from RHS with the Class of 1958. Shortly after, she married and started a family with her late husband Edward Shea III. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She is the beloved mother of John Shea and his late wife Gail of Salisbury, Joyce Ciano and her husband Paul of Falmouth, Sarah Torretta and her husband Joseph of Wakefield, Stephen Shea and his fiance Gabriella Szarbo of Billerica, and the late Julie Shea. Dear sister of Stephen Pavey and his wife Lynne of Wakefield, and the late Wanda Forster and her late husband Ray. Loving grandmother of Ian and Evan Shea, Jordan and Michael Ciano, Olivia Santini and her husband Jonathan, Sonia McDonough and her husband Sean, Nadia Usalis and her husband PJ. Cherished great- grandmother of Luca, Giulia, Mila, and Giorgia. Also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law Peggy Barbarino, Michael and Pat Shea, Kathleen Shea, Keith and Kathy Shea, Brian Shea and the late Terry and Joanne Shea. Visiting hours will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Monday, March 20th from 4 to 8 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12:00 (noon) in St. Maria Goretti Parish, 112 Chestnut St, Lynnfield. Everyone please meet directly at church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernice’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting . To leave a message or to share a memory please visit guestbook at

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