In Loving Memory of Herbert K. Shay, III "Chip"

June 01, 1962
Bridgeport, CT
May 29, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Monday 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

June 04, 2018


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

June 05, 2018

Family Gathering


CT Humane Society

455 Post Road East,
CT 06880

Herbert K. Shay, III "Chip"

Herbert K. Shay, III, “Chip”, age 55 of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in his home. Born in Bridgeport, Chip had been a lifelong Fairfield resident. He was a graduate of Andrew Warde High School class of 1981. Chip was the owner and operator of H.K. Shay Trucking. He loved fishing, trucks, especially his Peterbilt, and animals of all kinds including his four beloved cats. Chip was an all around nice guy, respected by his family and many friends. He loved spending time with his family and always looked forward to the many Shay events. Survivors include his beloved daughter, Emily Palmer Shay of Fairfield; his loving mother, Barbara McQuillan Shay of Fairfield; a brother, Kevin Shay and his wife Leslie of Fairfield; sisters, Deborah and her husband Robert “Duke” Sherwood of Fairfield and Cindy Kozlowsky and her companion Thomas Stockell of Stratford; nieces and nephews, Tayra Shay, Jason and Tara Shay, Christopher Sherwood and his wife Jackie, Julie Sherwood, Megan Kozlowski, and a great-niece and nephew, Kayla and Brandon Shay. He was predeceased by his father Herbert “Skip” Shay, Jr., a sister, Kimberly Shay and a brother James Shay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the CT Humane Society, 455 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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17 Guestbook Entries for Herbert K. Shay, III “Chip”

  1. Debbie and family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, son, father and uncle. May the love and strength of your family bring you comfort. You’ll be in my prayers.
    Anmarie Galgano

  2. Growing up around the lake and riding the school bus every day with Debbie, Chipper and Cindy, my mom getting picked up at the house from Mrs Shay to go who knows where. These are memories I will always hold in my heart. My sympathies to the Shay family for your loss.

  3. Shay Family,
    My deepest condolences to all of you for your loss. May his cheerful smile live on in all of your hearts.
    Love to you all

  4. One of the Sasapequan greats!
    Sending my sincere condolences to the entire Shay family.
    Rest in peace Chipper.

  5. May your memories of chipper live on in your hearts.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of the entire Cole family.

  6. So very sorry Leslie. I pray you find comfort in your memories.
    Love Jackie Gasper Nobili

  7. RIP my good friend. We spent many good times together, playing horseshoes and fishing. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll miss you.

  8. My sincere sympathy for your loss. May your memories comfort you at this time. Chipper and I were friends all through school. May he RIP

  9. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thought and prayers are with the Shay family.

  10. Dear Cindy and the Shay Family
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and in our prayers during this sad and difficult time.

  11. Dearest Barbara and Family
    My deepest prayers and sympathy go to you all on the loss of your beloved son Chip. May he rest in God’s loving arms. Love, Angie

  12. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to chips daughter, mother ,sisters and brothers!
    He always loved his family and was a stand up guy , our life’s were much better knowing him … Rest In Peace and my sincere consolations…..