We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Toomey- O'Brien Funeral Home
Anne Marie (Shea) Korbut of West Springfield, MA, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and retired registered nurse died on June 5 at the age of 91 surrounded by her family. Anne was the loving wife of the late Frank Korbut. Anne was born in Westfield, MA, the youngest child of Eugene Shea and Hannah (Crean) Shea, both of whom immigrated from County Kerry, Ireland. She is the sister to the late Margaret Shea Reilly and John Shea. Anne graduated from Westfield high school in 1948, and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She also attended Our Lady of the Elms College and Boston College. Anne held various positions in nursing, including Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA and St. Francis Hospital in Miami, FL. She also worked for the Western MA Red Cross Mobile Unit and was the West Springfield High School Nurse for 20 years. During her summers, she worked at Kamp for Kids at Western Mass Hospital. Anne was a member of the Mercy Hospital Alumni Association, MA Nurses Association, MTA, and the West Springfield School Nurses Association. An active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, she was a regular at the 4 o’clock mass and a member of the St. Thomas Women’s club. A strong believer in community service, she was a volunteer at Brightside, worked the polls on election day, a member of the Friends of the West Springfield Library, and the West Springfield Senior Center where she served as the travel coordinator. She was an avid reader, bridge player, and loved to travel. In 1960, with three of her lifelong friends, she traveled the Alcan Highway to and from Alaska. She loved to travel to Ireland to visit family and friends. Anne always had a smile and kind word to everyone she met. She leaves behind her sons Timothy and Daniel, both of Belmont, MA, Eugene, his wife Dora and their children Alfredo and Camille of California, and daughter Anne-Marie “Amy” and her husband Stephen Keefe of Medway, MA. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her family would like to extend their appreciation for the care she received at the Sister Caritas Cancer Center and Dana Farber. A special thank you is also extended to her home health caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. Calling hours are Sunday, June 19 from 2-5pm at Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., West Springfield. Family and friends will gather Monday, June 20 at 9AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM from St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St., West Springfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westfield.