Kieran Timothy O’Shea

| 28 Aug 2021 | 04:11

    Kieran Timothy O’Shea, 35-years-young, passed away July 23, 2021, after fighting a mighty and courageous battle against COVID-19 at Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Boward County, Florida.

    Kieran was born Jan. 15, 1986, at Pascack Valley Medical Center. He is a former citizen of Los Angeles, California – The City of Angels, as well as Monroe, N.Y.

    As Kieran grew up he excelled in academics, athletics, arts and kindness. His character simply put was exceedingly strong and simultaneously humble.He always pushed to better himself as well as others around him. He enjoyed exploring and documenting along the ways. He had appreciation in the beauty our world has to offer and loved sharing moments he captured.

    He was firstly, an incredible son, then an even more astonishing older brother when the roll called to him. He prioritized family above all. He applied that level of love and leadership to all he crossed paths with. Kieran was selfless, always exuding optimism, and diplomatic to those in his life. He was a gentle giant who always stood up for others. He was someone who could be counted on. No one ever needed to ask, he just jumped into action.

    Kieran is a graduate of Monroe-Woodbury Class of 2004. During his years as a Crusader he participated in many clubs and sports teams. He went into tryouts with his held high and came out making the cut. He participated in Soccer, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Cross-Country Running, and, his favorite; Track where he served as captain.

    He partook in Photography Club, Yearbook Club, MWHS Morning News, Student Government, School Play, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Future Business Leaders of America. Academically he pursued excellence and constantly opted for honors classes. He maintained a straight-A status.

    Outside school clubs and district competitive sports, he was a Gaelic Football Player and traveled with N.Y. G.A.A. Team to Ireland for competition. He was a part of a devoted group who were original organizers of St. Brendan’s Gaelic Football Club in Orange County and an enthusiastic coach who inspired children to learn the sport, as well as culture.

    Kieran was accepted in his first pick of postsecondary level institution: Manhattan College. During his years as a Jasper he was heavily involved in Student Government, Social Life Organization, MCTV and Gaelic Association. He started a Manhattan College Gaelic Football Club and led fellow students down to the legendary Gaelic Park to compete. He started the first chapter of One Campus Challenge to help raise awareness regarding the international AIDS crisis. He was fanatical about MCTV which inspired and helped motivate him to pursue production. He was the winner of a Mr. Manhattan College Pageant and he helped orchestrate some of the best annual Spring Fests campus had ever seen. Kieran treasured his time spent at Manhattan College and graduated in 2008 earning a B.S. in Business Administration / Management along with Pen & Sword Award. Manhattan College awards noteworthy students with membership into this honorary society whose members have been selected by faculty, staff, and administrators on the basis of distinction in curricular and extracurricular fields of college life.

    Kieran began his driven career in the world of sports as production assistant for Madison Square Garden Networks. He went on to serve as an Event Coordinator for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and in 2013 he accepted a position with FOX Sports as Senior Associate Producer/Editor. He packed up his life in New York and took a cross-country trip with his younger brother to relocate in L.A. where he continually chased his dreams.

    He got to do what he loved every day by creating and producing content for professional sports. He’s worked some of the greatest sporting events in the world and hurdled every challenge along the way. He applied himself endlessly and his talents earned him an Emmy Award.

    This past July Kieran followed an assignment to produce content for 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. This would be the last project Kieran serviced. America was crowned champs in finals defeating Mexico 1-0 on Aug., 1, 2021. They must have had an angel on their side.

    ‘Dream big. Be grateful.’

    Kieran is survived by his Mother Cathie O’Shea, Brother Stephen O’Shea Jr., Sister Erin Mclaughlin as well as spouse Eddie McLaughlin and In-laws, Grandma Joan O’Shea, his Aunts, Uncles, and many Cousins who will all miss him profusely. He is predeceased by his Father Stephen O’Shea who only passed September 2020 at the young age of 56, his Grandmother Kitty O’Shea, Grandfather Teddy O’Shea and Grandfather Joe O’Shea.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kieran O’Shea’s name to:

    Rosary Hill Home - owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne since 1901, and are committed to providing loving, one-on-one palliative care to those suffering from terminal cancer (600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY 10532). Phone: (914) 769-0114.

    Arrangements have been under the care of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.