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Janet B.
Shea

Janet B. Shea  (nee: Treutinger)

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. from 5-7pm. A additional  visitation will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT PARISH 3160 S. 63rd St., Milwaukee from 10-1030am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1030am. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Janet B. Shea (née Treutinger) of Milwaukee, WI passed away with her family by her side on July 27, 2022. She was born to Edward and Rose Treutinger on November 9, 1933 and was sister to Grace.  She was happily married to William Shea in Milwaukee on Nov. 15, 1952 and raised a family.  All preceded her in death.

Janet is survived by her three children, Michael Shea  (Colleen), Sue Ellen Perez-Shea (Carlos), and Barbara Connors (Kevin), as well as four grandchildren Kaitlin, Matt, Nicolas (Tianna), Jason (Carly), and two great grandchildren Keegan and Quinn. Her many grand dogs included; Broccoli, Chester, Nala, HoneyBee, Malcomb, Choco and Scuba. She is also survived by the Beres family including, Therese (Bruce), John Jr. (Karen), Mark (Joan), Maureen, Stephen (Gina), Patrice (William), Vincent (Pamela), Monica (Anthony), Pauline (Chris), and Christopher (Catherine).

She was a full time Mom and homemaker, a part time bookkeeper at St. Gregory, then worked for thirty-three years at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  When she retired, Janet served the Alzheimer’s community at Clement Manor and faithfully volunteered distributing communion every Sunday.

Janet was resilient, independent, faith-driven and compassionate.  People were drawn to her reserved nature and subtle humor. She had a green thumb and loved gardening, like her Dad.  No doubt she was an excellent baker, but was also a card shark (Sheepshead and Skippo) and enjoyed puzzles and spending time with close friends..

Her heart never faltered, and she became a second mother to many over the years. Her inclusiveness and welcoming nature widened her family and personal community. She was a true, loyal, and lifelong friend to Marge, Fr. Barbian and Fr. Gramza. Janet will always be remembered for her strong spirit and quiet presence, missed by all whose lives she touched. Our world is a better place for having her in it.

The Shea family would like to personally thank all who reached out to her during her surgeries by sending cards, food, texts, prayers, flowers and making visits.  All were so appreciated. We’d also like to thank Megan at Aurora At Home for being proactive in her care after her last surgery.  In her final days, she recommended the Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa.  We’re grateful to the directors, doctors, nurses, clergy, and CNA staff who so compassionately cared and treated our Mom with the dignity and respect she deserved.

We will be greeting family and friends on Sunday, July 31st from 5-7 at Heritage Funeral Home (6615 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI).  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Monday, August 1st at St. Gregory The Great Parish (3160 S. 63rd St., Milwaukee) following a 30 minute visitation.  We hope you can come to celebrate her life and send her off in a loving way.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent in Janet’s memory to St. Jude’s or to the Zilber Family Hospice.

5 Comments

  1. Fr. William Stanfield July 29, 2022 at 7:31 am - Reply

    A wonderful woman. Kind, generous and thoughtful of others.

  2. Beth Winser July 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    My brothers and I grew up with Janet and her entire family. She remained close to us over the many years as if she was our second mother. We will miss her dearly.

    • Robbie and Jerilyn Coffie July 29, 2022 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      Wonderful kind soul. Janet(mom) you will be missed by many in Florida. Rest In Peace

  3. Barb Krieser July 31, 2022 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Just a few words about Janet – funny – faithful – generous – understanding – loving – funny – hard worker – problem solver – funny – wonderful to work with – excellent baker – funny – sense of serving in His name – always ready to tell you “lunch is OVER!” – gardener – funny – and many more attributes that made Janet ~ Janet. She was a pleasure to know.

  4. Cindy Johnson August 1, 2022 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Janet started out as my neighbor and became a good friend. I loved her like a sister, and she will always be in my heart and mind.

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