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Obituary: Ann Marie Shaughnessy

Ann Marie Shaughnessy, 68, of Honesdale, PA, died on Nov. 15, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late M. William (Bill) Shaughnessy III. The couple married June 12, 1965 in St. Mary’s Church in Roslyn.


Born March 21, 1945 in Bronx, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ann Swiezbin and resided in Glen Head before moving to Honesdale, PA in 1971.  She worked alongside husband Bill in owning and running Shaughnessy Refrigeration for 36 years. Ann was a member of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary for more than 10 years.  She served as treasurer and corresponding secretary. Ann was also an active member of The Honesdale Golf Club Ladies Association, where she served as treasurer. She was a devout member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,  was a member Altar and Rosary Society and served as a Eucharistic Minister for the church.


Surviving are her children, Brian Shaughnessy and wife Kim of Souderton, PA; Kelly Bishop and husband Kevin of Honesdale, PA; William P. Shaughnessy and wife Sapna of Glenside, PA; and Maureen Kirchdoerfer and husband Justin of Fort Worth, TX; sister Helen Kunkel and husband Fred of Indianapolis, IN; and brother Joseph Swiezbin and wife Debbie of Glen Head; her grandchildren John, Patrick and Amber Watkins and Lauren, Julia, Maya and Sofia Shaughnessy, and nieces and nephews. Her entire family were her pride and joy and the light of her life. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife and mother, and a loving grandmother who had an unshakable faith in God and family, and possessed incredible courage and strength.