Beverly Shaughnessy, 1930 -2017

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Beverly Shaughnessy, 86, of Atkinson Street died Sunday, July 2, 2017. Beverly was born in Ashuelot, N.H. on August 9, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence and Agnes (Freeman) Fontaine.

She was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School, worked for Cray Oil for 30 years, and Stair Side Shop for 10 years. She was a communicant of St. Charles Church. Her family was very important to her. She remained lifelong friends with her high school classmates, regularly meeting for lunch.

Beverly is survived by her son Michael Shaughnessy and wife Tracie, and her daughter Judi Cray and husband Kevin all of Bellows Falls, Vt.; her brother Eugene Fontaine of Bellows Falls, Bruce Fontaine of Miami, Fla.; her sister Cynthia Kennedy of Granby, Mass.; and her grandchildren Michael Cray and wife Rachael of Arizona, Jason Cray of Bellows Falls, and Ryan and Jordan Newcomb both of North Walpole, N.H. She is predeceased by her husband Frederick Shaughnessy, her parents, her brother Lawrence Fontaine, Jr., and her sister Shirley Fairbanks.

There are no calling hours. A funeral mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls, Vt. with burial to follow in the St. Charles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Charles Church, 31 Cherry Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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