Mary G. Shannon

  • Born: April 28, 1919
  • Died: February 20, 2018
  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Wife, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Aunt

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mary by adding your memories and photos.

Mary G. Shannon (nee Harkins), age 98, of Media, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 20, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bridget Harkins (Nee Coyle). Mary was a 1936 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA.

Mary and her husband Don were married for 71 wonderful years. He fondly recalls, "I was very happy she waited out a whole WAR for ME!" They had such a special love visible for all to see and believed in the importance of family.

When family and friends think about Mary, the first thing they think of is her beautiful smile. She enjoyed all kinds of music and her greatest happiness was when everyone would gather and sing along. She loved to sing in the Annunciation choir. She also loved bowling, reading, crossword puzzles and she had an amazing sense of humor. She had such a love for all babies and children especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She not only loved big family gatherings but made every day feel like a special occasion.

Mary enjoyed her very special lifelong friends from West Catholic High School, her sorority, the SAGWAS.

Mary was predeceased by her brother, Charles Harkins. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald J. Shannon, her loving children Don Paul Shannon (Aleph Ashline), Maryanne Fisher (Dennis), Kathleen Cellucci (Robert), Thomas Shannon (Jean), Patricia Shannon, Teresa Hagenbach (Thomas) and Eileen Wert (Michael). She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren Damien (Michele), Rebecca (Pete), Maureen (Jim), Megan (Chris), Neal (Jen), Brett (Jess), Dan (Jenna), Michelle (Bern), Keith (MIchele), Mary, Molly (Trevor), Monica (Chris), Patrick (Sarah), Doug, Tim, Patrick and Amy. 10 great-grandchildren Evelyn, Henry, Archie, Ian, Keira, Emma, Kitt, Mary Jo, Miles & Baby Sweeney. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:30-11:15 AM Annunciation BVM Church, 401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA and to her Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.

Donations to Food For the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart goes out to Pat and her family during this time of loss.while I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Shannon, I heard so many nice things about her from Pat. Given the wonderfully close family relationships among all the siblings, I have to believe Mrs.Shannon embodied so much goodness and light, which is so evident in Pat and, i suspect, among her whole family. She is now at peace and will remain with all of you in spirit through all eternity. May your fondest memories help you weather this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Fran Cubberley - Norristown, PA - Coworker   February 25, 2018

My special prayers for all of the Shannon's who have lost their heart.What a beautiful,strong woman ! May she rest in the eternal peace of the Lord..

Posted by Jane and Gene Francisco - Charlotte, NC   February 23, 2018

What a kind woman and a great friend of my mother, Marge McCarron Lynch. My prayers are with her family.

Mary Lynch Hemmer

Posted by Mary Lynch-Hemmer - Lansdale, PA   February 23, 2018

Jean and Tom
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!!
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time!

Posted by Karen Keck/ Mazzarella Russo - Brookhaven, PA - Friend   February 23, 2018

Sending my thoughts and prayers across the miles to all of you. I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Shannon from our younger years. Truly one of my all time favorite "moms" !

Posted by Karen Bird - San Rafael, CA - Family Friend   February 22, 2018

To the entire Shannon family, our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all. May she rest in eternal peace.
Mary and Don Sayut

Posted by Mary and Don Sayut - West Hurley, NY, NY - Family Friend   February 22, 2018

Sending so much love to each and everyone of you. What an amazing gift and even more amazing the legacy she leaves behind. Abundant blessings upon each of you as you walk this new path. Give a hug and kiss to "Dad" for me. Love, Sue

Posted by Sue Weber - Greenville, CA - Family Friend   February 21, 2018

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