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John Shannon

John Francis Shannon

Saturday, September 8th, 1934 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Obituary

John F. Shannon, age 85 of Wall, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at home with his loving wife by his side.
John was born and raised in Jersey City, served three years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician’s mate, and married his soulmate in April of 1956. John and Isabella later moved to Wall Township where they raised their four children together. John worked for AT&T for 35 years. He was a past Grand Knight of the Wall Knights of Columbus, a member of the Pride of Wall, and a faithful parishioner and Eucharistic minister at St. Rose Church in Belmar and also a Rosarian at the parish.
John was predeceased by his mother and father, Alice and Michael Shannon, and his brothers Michael, Peter and Thomas Shannon. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Isabella Shannon, and his sisters, Alice Corsetti, Mary Brown, and Ann McComb. Devoted father of his four children; John Shannon, Kerri (John) Hearn, James (Nancy) Shannon and Janet (Scott) Lopez. Proud “Poppa” of 7 grandchildren; Sean (Elizabeth) Hearn, Laura (Dan) Holzapfel, Scott (Farrah) Lopez, Alycia Shannon, Taylor (John) Robol, Alexis (Zach) Kleine, and Lauren Shannon; and 4 great grandchildren, Donovan, Griffin, Jaxon, and Mason.
A private visitation and funeral are under the direction of the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township. Followed by a private burial in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in his name be made to St. Rose Church, 603 7th Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719.
To offer online condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
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    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    Address
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Anne's Cemetery
    Address
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • US Navy

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Rita Sharkey

Posted at 10:15am
I was so very sorry to hear of John's recent passing. You both endured so much during the last ten years but you were both an example of what it is to be a dedicated couple. I know you will miss John as all of us will, but his friendly ways will never be forgotten.
Deepest sympathy to you and all your family Isabella, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rita S.
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Kimsmoke4@gmail.com

Posted at 08:16am
I'm in tears reading John's contribution to society...not of grief but instead wonder. A story like this is rarely told until the end of such a humble life. John and Isabella show us
what it means to live in one nation Under God. We won't. read another obituary like this for a spell of time. Here you see the story of a couple sticking together doing God's work quietly in spite of and because of the culture we live in today. 64 years!! That commands an adoration!
Time never heals but love overcomes. Hold onto your memories and be still with God in weak moments.
We pray you will share your beautiful life story as well as burden with the many who adore you. Thank you for your part on our lives. With condolence, Kim and Alan Smoke
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RnaomiR@aol.com

Posted at 11:41am
Isabelle,
Read with sadness of John's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. John endured a lot in the past few years, but I will remember his friendly smile. May he now rest in peace.
Naomi Reissner
 
MD

maryanne and tom dilberger Posted at 07:31pm

Bella, John was a wonderful man. We'll pray for you and your family Love to you. Tom and MaryAnne
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