Dennis “Denny” Arthur Shea, age 75, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Newport Hospital. A native Newporter, he was the son of the late Dennis J. Shea and Elizabeth “Mae” (Morris) Shea.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Park) Shea, two daughters Karen and husband Randy Pribbernow and Christine and husband Todd Tesseo, grandchildren, Marie, Claire, Quinn, and Kiley, and several cousins.

Dennis worked at the NUWC for 31 years, retiring in 1997 to focus on his own business, D.A.S. Sound Systems. He took pride in ensuring that his clients were heard, seen, and protected.

Dennis is remembered for his dedication to his work, attention to detail, penchant for problem solving, “blues” work uniform, and quiet love of his family.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church followed by burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Brown’s Lane in Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund or St. Vincent de Paul at St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).