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John Christopher O’Shea of Lyndhurst, New Jersey died on May 8, 2019 aged 89. He was predeceased by his parents Denis and Mary Ann, a brother Patrick and sister-in-law Kathleen, and a sister Mary and brother-in-law Dick. He is sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
John was born in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland in December, 1929. After coming to America in 1955, John worked on the railways for New Jersey Transit for over 40 years. John maintained close ties to Ireland and was a regular visitor to his brother Patrick’s family in Balinskelligs, where he will be remembered by his niece Breda O’Shea and his nephew Denis O’Shea as a kind and loving uncle.
John shared the ship passage to New York in 1955 with his cousin Michael O’Brien, and the two of them were very close friends until Michael’s death in 2017. He is remembered with fondness by Michael’s sons Dennis, Dermot and Patrick.
Funeral departing from the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM for a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 324 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst at 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation Monday evening 6-8 PM.