Michael Justin Shea

April 22, 1971 - February 6, 2024

04/22/1971 - 02/06/2024

Past Services

Funeral Service
Friday February 16, 2024
12:00 pm
Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1404 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
757428-8547 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday February 17, 2024
2:00 pm
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22032
703-323-5202 | Directions

Michael Justin Shea was born on April 22, 1971 in Metairie, Louisiana. He passed away on February 6, 2024, at the age of 52 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Michael was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Robert J. Shea and Joan Duffy Shea. He is survived by his siblings: Robert Jr. (wife Lauri), David (wife Terri), Richard (wife Elizabeth), Garrett (wife Nancy), and Maryann (husband Andrew Bright). He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael had a deep, abiding love for his family and a strong faith.

Michael led a courageous and adventurous life. He was born with spina bifida and overcame many obstacles. Michael persevered through life with stamina and dignity. He was an inspiration to his family and everyone who knew him.

Michael lived most of his life in Virginia. He lived first in Burke, Virginia, where he graduated from Fairfax High School. He moved to Virginia Beach with his father after the death of his mother, to be close to his loving sister. Michael lived in Atlantic Shores and was a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

Michael loved to swim and go to the beach with his family. He enjoyed participating in adaptive surfing events with the Life Rolls On Foundation.

Michael’s family would like to express deep gratitude to the health care workers and attendants who cared for him over the years, particularly Malika Johnson. The family thanks the wonderful nurses and technicians at DaVita Oceana Dialysis who helped Michael in his last months.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 12:00 pm. The Church is located at 1404 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451.

Interment will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22032.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Life Rolls On Foundation, www.liferollson.org or to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

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Heather Harris Roemer
2 months ago

Prayers for all the Shea family. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet Mike on a couple of occasions, and he was blessed to have a large and loving family surround him. Much love.

Wendy Shugol
2 months ago

Michael was a special student in my classes from elementary to high school. He always had a positive outlook and fighting spirit. I had only in the last few years reconnected with him through Facebook and enjoyed our conversations. At that point he had lost a kidney recently. I was surprised and saddened to hear that his health had deteriorated even further. I know he is acclimating to the beauty and tranquility of heaven, has reconnected with his parents, and he’s free!

Kathleen Thometz
2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss, Bobby, David, Richard, Buzz, and Maryann. I will always remember the beautiful, blond blue-eyed boy who came to visit us in New Jersey in the 70s. I hope he is at peace with your mom and dad. XO