James O'Shea

Jimmy O'Shea came from the town of Killarney. James was an only child born to the late Jeremiah and Hannah O'Shea.

James came to America in 1949 and joined the US Army in 1951 and fought in the Korean War. When he returned he settled in Inwood NYC and became an Elevator Mechanic. He met our Mom Joan Riney (from Kenmare) at a dance in City Center. They married in 1960. He played Gaelic Football for Good Shepherd in the late 1950s.

 James has 3 children: Siobhan, Brenda (Tim) and James, and 7 grandchildren Sabrina, Natalia, Eliana, Shea, Gabriella, Grace, and Jack.

James worked for NYCHA as an elevator mechanic until his retirement. James returned home to Killarney every summer. He Marched with Kerry in the St. Patricks day parade every year.


Viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. in Good Shephard Church, 4967 Broadway, NY, NY 10034

Interment to follow in Nassau Knoll Cemetery, 500 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050