Donald Shaughnessy

Passed away on September 04, 2015
Donald Shaughnessy passed away on September 4, 2015 in Boston. Don, 81 grew up in Waltham and lived in West Newton for 48 years before settling in West Yarmouth 8 years ago. He was the son of the late John and Helen (Malloy) Shaughnessy. Don was predeceased by his beloved son Kevin on Dec. 25, 2012. Don is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary (Hansberry) and 3 daughters Donna Scully of Framingham, Maryanne & her husband Jim Morse of West Yarmouth, Janet & her husband Peter Bibo of Natick and daughter in law Penny of West Yarmouth. Don has 5 fabulous grown grandchildren, Matthew Scully, Ashley & Brendan Shaughnessy and Ryan & Jake Bibo. He also leaves his 6 siblings and their spouses; 3 sisters, Joan & her husband Bob Cowie of Waltham, Ann & her husband Guy Chico of Waltham, Mary Ellen & her husband Tim Jasinski of Norwood, 3 brothers Dick & his wife Ellie of Waltham, Tom & his wife Joanne of Billerica and Jack whose wife Masie passed away 4 years ago of Waltham. He also leaves many great nieces & nephews, cousins, friends, brothers and sisters in law – a very large and loving family he was very close to and loved by. Don was larger than life, had enormous faith, and lived life to the fullest even after having a major stroke 7 years ago. He was a very happy & outgoing Irishman. Next to spending time with his family, he loved Irish music & dancing. He was a huge Patriots and Red Sox fan & loved watching golf and old Westerns on TV. He enjoyed going to a pool & gym 3 days a week and meeting friends there. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, September 8th from 4-8 pm at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr. South Yarmouth. A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, September 9th at 11 am at St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Pius X Church, 5 Barbara St. South Yarmouth, MA 02664.