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Lauren Mercedes Shea

Lauren Mercedes Shea
  • April 24, 1984 - February 13, 2011
  • Manchester, New Hampshire

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“I stopped by just to see your lovely smile that touched my heart so dearly. I'm thankful for the time God allowed me to know you, your mom, and your...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Julie Connelly - Whiting, IN

“Seven years, honey. You are still with us. We love and miss you.There is good news about Harry. On Sunday, he traveled to a new home where he is...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Mom Shea

“Another year older, my loving daughter...... memories and tears flow freely. Happy Birthday! love and hugs, Mom ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Mom - Manchester, NH - Mother

“Was just thinking about the little girl who always made Tom and I smile. Rest in peace sweet child. ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Julie Connelly - Whiting, IN

“Your 30th birthday came and went with Dad and I missing you more than ever. We bought yellow roses for you. Coinneach hung around the house...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Mom

“It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. Part of me went with you, the day God called you Home. - 'i miss you' Two years, Lauren.....Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Mom - Manchester, NH - Mom

“Lauren, Merry Christmas! I miss you so much, Sweet Pea. Love, Mom. ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: Mom

She always looked like an angel to me, and always will. “I never really knew what an angel was till u. U always shined a ray of light on me and guided me in the right direction. Now that its going to be 1...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Derek - NH

“Thinking of you is easy. . .I do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. I have the special blessing of being Lauren's Mom. ...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Mother

“Tom and I have always thought the world of Lauren. I wish we had gotten to know her better. I admire the strentgh she held, the joy she freely...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Tom and Julie Connelly - Whiting, IN

“Lauren, we send our heartfelt sympathy to you and Steve on the terrible loss of your lovely daughter. We remember meeting her at the reunion and...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Ron & Isolde Davidson - AZ

“Mr. and Mrs. Shea,I am so sorry for your loss. Lauren was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.And...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Kristin Simpson - Friend

“Donis, My heart aches for you and your family. Lauren was a very sweet girl. I remember having her over on some of those Thursday nights that you...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Vivian Larson

“I went to high school with Lauren, but became the closest with her while working at Manchester Harley. Lauren got me the job there and we were...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Haley Wright - Candia, NH

“Donnis and Steve, Steph just informed me of the loss of your daughter, Lauren. I can't even imagine as a parent what you are going through. You...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Barbaro - Pelham, NH

“It seems like it all happened so fast. Just a few days ago she writing about cooking on facebook! She was a sweet kid. My love goes to you all. ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Ursula Askins-Huber - Warner, NH

“To Steve and Donnis, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter. As a youthful friend, I feel so ashamed that I never kept in...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Stephen Stone - Amherst, NH

“Donnis,I was so sorry to learn your daughter's passing in the newspaper. I called my daughter, Victoria, to let her know immediately. She went to...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy Walsh - Manchester, NH

“There are so many memories I have of. Great ones at that. She taught and showed me so much in so little time. She always helped ppl out and made ppl...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Derek Tower - Manchester, NH

“RIP Lauren. you were a girl always full of light and positive energy. You will be missed. <3 ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Lauren was such a happy and inspiring individual. She always lived life to the fullest. I can still remember all of the funny stories/jokes we shared...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Victoria Walsh Hampton, VA

“I have lots of great memories with her. I wouldn't be able to write them all down. I guess the easiest way of to put them is that God wanted us to...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Derek Tower

“Donnis I was looking up another obituary when I came across Lauren's passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. Melanie and Joel and Lauren...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Marie Hebert

“I have so many memories of Lauren as a young child, as my student in Montessori and a classmate of my son's later on. Sweet, bright, funny and...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Connie Mercier - Auburn, NH

“Immensely sad to hear that she's gone. Lauren inspired me so much to live ferociously, to laugh loudly and to be a good friend. Sending lots of love...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: LeighAnn Soucy - Dudley, MA

“My heart goes out to the family and Derek. Lauren was loved by so many people. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: pauline manchini - manchester, NH

“I worked at the airport with Lauren. I never even saw her face, ours was a telephone relationship during the 3rd shift hours. Lauren was the Best! ...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Leigh Routhier - Manchester, NH

“I remember her coming into the communication center and always making me laugh. She and I were trained together in the communication center. She was...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Scott Thomas - Friend

“I worked with you at MHT for several years. No matter what or when, Lauren always had a smile and a gentle way about her. Everytime I saw her, I...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Beth George - Manchester, NH

“Donnis and Steve, I am so sorry to hear of Lauren's passing. Please know that my heart goes out to you both and wish I could be there to give you a...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Irene Wickett - Old Town, ME

“My deepest sympathies on Lauren's heart just breaks for you and your family. I pray for you all for the strength to get through this...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Huard - Friend of Donnis

“Donnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. You have been amazing parents, and Lauren was fortunate to have you. Please know...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Bill and Nancy Donnis - VA

“Donnis & Steve, I am so sorry to hear of Lauren's passing. Always remember: Where ever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Tammy Stairs - Friend of Mom

“She was petite with these big brown eyes and big smile. My son loved her with his whole being as she did also. Their love was pure and complete...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Tower

“Last saw her coming into work on Thursday. (as I was going home) I will miss her... ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Jon Camp - Jaffrey, NH

“You'll be missed by Bob and I here at the UPS gateway, Lauren. You always found a way to make me smile no matter how bad work got. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Aimee Valcourt - nashua, NH

Lauren Mercedes Shea, 26, of Manchester, passed away on February 13, 2011 at Catholic Medical Center.

She was born in Manchester on April 24, 1984, the daughter of Stephen and Donnis (Kostek) Shea and had been a lifelong resident of the city. She graduated from Manchester High School Central and attended the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. For the past six years, she had been employed by the City of Manchester, Department of Aviation at Manchester Boston Regional Airport as a Communications/Operations Specialist.

In her life: Family members include her parents of Manchester; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Claire (Grenier) Shea of Manchester; her significant other, Derek Tower of Manchester; two uncles, two aunts and two cousins. Lauren loved her parents, Derek and his son Adam. She truly enjoyed her work and her co-workers. She loved baking, cooking and animals. She was an avid member of the Manchester Animal Shelter. Lauren will be dearly missed and meant the world to so many people. God saw how tired she was getting and took her hand and brought her home.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH 03102. For more information, go to the obituary section of our website at