Beverly J. (Burns) Shaughnessy

June 20, 2008

BEVERLY J. (BURNS) SHAUGHNESSY – age 61, suddenly, June 20th. Beloved wife of Daniel P. Shaughnessy. Devoted mother of Michael and Scott, both of Woburn, and Colleen of N. Andover. Dear sister of John K. Burns of Lenox and the late Karen Doherty. A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, June 25th at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Beverly J. Shaughnessy, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 20th, at the age of sixty-one. She was the beloved wife of Daniel P. Shaughnessy for more than forty-one years.

Born in Medford, daughter of the late John C. and Helen J. (Murray) Burns, she lived in Woburn all her life. After graduating from Woburn High School she worked for the telephone company and later for Mitre Corporation. She retired when her children were born and devoted herself to their care. Many of her happiest times were spent with her family at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Karen Doherty.

Surviving along with her husband Dan are a daughter, Colleen Shaughnessy of North Andover, two sons, Michael and Scott Shaughnessy, both of Woburn, and her brother, John K. Burns of Lenox.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass, to be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, June 25th at 9 a.m. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Beverly’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements are by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

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