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Rest in Peace: Mike Shea

February 25th, 2018, Promulgated by Administrator

We have been remiss in not posting sooner a tribute to Mike Shea and his important work on Cleansing Fire. Mike was one of the early posters on Cleansing Fire, and he never gave up on his efforts to protect and defend the True Faith. Mike was interested in a wide range of subjects, and had an uncanny ability to get hold of the data and wring out the Truth!   See Archive page 9, from June 13, 2010 when Mike wrote “What’s up with the bookkeeping at Catholic Charities?” He was delighted with the appointment of Bp. Matano to the Rochester Diocese, as shown in his later posts.

Mike had a great sense of humor too, as can be seen in his very last post (October 2015). One wonders (and wishes we could know) what his remaining posts might have been in the last two years of his life had he been able to do so. Scroll down past the obituary below to find links to nine pages of Mike Shea’s Cleansing Fire posts. And if you knew Mike, or enjoyed reading his posts, or just are grateful that he was here, advancing the cause of the True Faith, please do comment, and say a prayer for him. Peace!



Obituary:  Michael D. Shea

Greece: October 17, 2017. Survived by his sons, Michael and Timothy; several grandchildren; and his spiritual family at Holy Cross Church.

Friends may attend his Memorial Mass, 11 AM Monday at Holy Cross Church. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church.

(Published in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on Oct. 20, 2017)  (Oldest post archived)    (Most recent post archived)


2 Responses to “Rest in Peace: Mike Shea”

  1. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    and this is where he posted prior to CF:

    Rest in peace, Mike. It was a pleasure to have known you.

  2. avatar Bernie says:

    Mike and I go way back. He and his family lived just two doors down the street from us in the town of Greece.

    My mother begged Mike to tutor me math. He and I were both students at Aquinas but he was a junior while I was a frosh. Mike was a brilliant student! I was not so bright and I can still see him burying his head in his hands, frustrated, as a tried to come up with (very obvious) answers!

    We lost contact with each other over the years until we both joined the CF staff and reconnected.

    May he rest in peace!

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