Shea family holds 25th reunion in Laflin


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The descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea held their 25th family reunion at the home of Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mayor of Laflin. First row, from left, William Shea, Elsa (Labadoodle), Nellie Shea, Jessica Balester Jones, Gracie (Golden Retriever), Michael Yazurlo. Second row, Sharon Haverlack, Bridget Thole, Kendra Rittenhouse, Brian Biernacki, Nellie Shea, holding winning trophy purchased from Lasting Impressions; Christine Yazurlo, Susan Balester Donnora, Michael Druetkaer, Dorothy Schwab, Michael Schwab, father; Michael Schwab, son. Third row, Derrick Haverlack, Lindsey Charles, Rachael Dennis, Dorothy Hodle, Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mary Patricia Charles, Mary Jane Charles, Greg Hodle, Arianna Chumbiriza, on father’s shoulders. Fourth row, Bridget Balester, Nancy Balester, Fred Balester, Jonny Jones, Joan Shea, Elaine Charles, Rob Charles, Kevin Charles. Fifth row, Kimberley Peschi, Evan Shea. Absent from photo, Marcia, Mario, Billy Balester, Tami Snow, Chris Alu, Mary and Dan Thole.


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    LAFLIN — The descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea held their 25th family reunion at the home of Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, mayor of Laflin.

    Bridget immigrated from Ireland in 1913 and William’s parents immigrated in 1860.

    The reunion included a Water Wars tournament conducted by Michael Yazurlo. The winner, Nellie Shea, came in from California for the event.

    Other guests included family from Arizona, New Hampshire, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.

    The descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea held their 25th family reunion at the home of Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mayor of Laflin. First row, from left, William Shea, Elsa (Labadoodle), Nellie Shea, Jessica Balester Jones, Gracie (Golden Retriever), Michael Yazurlo. Second row, Sharon Haverlack, Bridget Thole, Kendra Rittenhouse, Brian Biernacki, Nellie Shea, holding winning trophy purchased from Lasting Impressions; Christine Yazurlo, Susan Balester Donnora, Michael Druetkaer, Dorothy Schwab, Michael Schwab, father; Michael Schwab, son. Third row, Derrick Haverlack, Lindsey Charles, Rachael Dennis, Dorothy Hodle, Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mary Patricia Charles, Mary Jane Charles, Greg Hodle, Arianna Chumbiriza, on father’s shoulders. Fourth row, Bridget Balester, Nancy Balester, Fred Balester, Jonny Jones, Joan Shea, Elaine Charles, Rob Charles, Kevin Charles. Fifth row, Kimberley Peschi, Evan Shea. Absent from photo, Marcia, Mario, Billy Balester, Tami Snow, Chris Alu, Mary and Dan Thole.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Laflin-Reunion.jpgThe descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea held their 25th family reunion at the home of Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mayor of Laflin. First row, from left, William Shea, Elsa (Labadoodle), Nellie Shea, Jessica Balester Jones, Gracie (Golden Retriever), Michael Yazurlo. Second row, Sharon Haverlack, Bridget Thole, Kendra Rittenhouse, Brian Biernacki, Nellie Shea, holding winning trophy purchased from Lasting Impressions; Christine Yazurlo, Susan Balester Donnora, Michael Druetkaer, Dorothy Schwab, Michael Schwab, father; Michael Schwab, son. Third row, Derrick Haverlack, Lindsey Charles, Rachael Dennis, Dorothy Hodle, Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, Mary Patricia Charles, Mary Jane Charles, Greg Hodle, Arianna Chumbiriza, on father’s shoulders. Fourth row, Bridget Balester, Nancy Balester, Fred Balester, Jonny Jones, Joan Shea, Elaine Charles, Rob Charles, Kevin Charles. Fifth row, Kimberley Peschi, Evan Shea. Absent from photo, Marcia, Mario, Billy Balester, Tami Snow, Chris Alu, Mary and Dan Thole. Submitted photo

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    Information provided by Nancy Coasollo.

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